Priti Patel – 2022 Comments on First Migrants Being Sent to Rwanda

The comments made by Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, on 1 June 2022.

Our world-leading partnership with Rwanda is a key part of our strategy to overhaul the broken asylum system and break the evil people smugglers’ business model.

Today’s announcement is another critical step towards delivering that partnership and, while we know attempts will now be made to frustrate the process and delay removals, I will not be deterred and remain fully committed to delivering what the British public expect.