Plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda faces more delay as charities set to take government to court again

epa10160889 Protesters demonstrate against the government plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda at the Royal Courts of Justice, London, Britain, 05 September 2022. Several groups including asylum seekers and the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) have launched a legal challenge to this plan which would provide one-way tickets to Rwanda. EPA/TOLGA AKMEN

THE Rwanda deportation scheme faces even MORE delays after activists were given permission today to take the government to court again.

In December a group of charities challenged plans by the Home Office to fly illegal migrants to Rwanda for processing and settlement.

The Rwanda deportation scheme is set to be challenged at the Court of Appeal

The High Court ruled the scheme as legal, but today individual claimants and the charity Asylum Aid were granted permission to challenge the decision at the Court of Appeal.

No date for a hearing has been set yet.

Ministers were widely expecting the High Court ruling to be challenged by left wing activists.

But they will continue fighting in the courts until deportation flights can finally take off.

The government insists the £140m Rwanda policy is vital to stopping the small boats crisis in the Channel.

But charities argue it’s cruel and unfair.

Following this afternoon’s ruling, Suella Braverman pledged her commitment to sending migrants to Kigali as soon as possible.

However, the Home Secretary refused to rubber stamp a take off date.

This month Rishi Sunak vowed to end the small boats crisis plaguing Britain’s migration system.

He promised to clear the ballooning asylum backlog by the end of the year and lock up more evil people smugglers.

In March the PM will also meet Emmanuel Macron in Paris for crunch talks on the issue.

More than 40,000 migrants have now waited between one and three years for a decision on their asylum claim, costing the taxpayer millions and clogging up the system.

Meanwhile, in 2022 more than 44,000 came to Britain in small boats via the Channel.

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