Channel migrants facing asylum ban | News

The home secretary will announce plans today for a law barring anyone who crosses the Channel from claiming asylum in Britain.

In her first big speech to the Conservative Party conference, Suella Braverman will set out proposals for a bill on illegal immigration that goes further than existing legislation. It is designed to create a blanket ban on anyone who enters the UK illegally, including by small boat across the Channel, from claiming refuge.

It would go further than the Nationality and Borders Act, introduced in June by Priti Patel, Braverman’s predecessor, which made asylum claims from those travelling through “safe” third countries such as France “inadmissible”, but did allow exceptions.

The new bill is designed to tackle the record number of migrants crossing the

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