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UK defends plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda, as Londoners protest immigration bill
The UK government’s interior minister has defended a controversial plan to deport asylum seekers arriving in the country to Rwanda during a visit on Saturday when she inspected the centres where they will be held.
The agreement between the UK and Rwanda “will lead the way in finding a solution which is both humanitarian and compassionate and also fair and balanced,” Suella Braverman said.
“Many countries around the world are grappling with unprecedented numbers of illegal migrants,” she said.
Ms Braverman was speaking after a visit to the Bwiza estate where the centre for the resettled migrants is being built and…