Update on Rwanda detentions

Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Refugees and Asylum Seekers

We have updated our Rwanda detentions legal advice following the announcement of a general election on the 4th of July.

The link remains the same: https://gmiau.org/removals-to-rwanda-information/

Our update:

With the news that there will be a general election on the 4th July, the Prime Minister has announced there will be no flights to Rwanda before then. If the government changes, which polls suggest is likely, the Labour Party have said they will not continue the Rwanda policy.

What this means is that:
– It is unlikely that anyone will be removed to Rwanda, now or in the future.
– It is unlikely that more people will be detained for removal to Rwanda.
– People who have already been detained, and given papers that mention Rwanda, should immediately apply for bail. Bail means being released from detention.

For anyone who is or has been detained and given papers that mention Rwanda, we recommend seeking legal advice straight away for help making a bail application. Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) are assisting with applications for bail.

Please do share this with anyone you know who might be affected or who is working with people who are affected.
Best wishes, Rivka Shaw  Policy Officer Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit 07529 224 897