Home » Government considers controversial bid setting aside international laws to expel illegal migrants faster

MINISTERS are considering controversially setting aside international laws to let Britain kick out illegal migrants quicker.

The Home Office is drawing up options for legislation to tackle those who pretend to have been trafficked here.

Suella Braverman could close the loopholes in asylum laws, arguing Britain is in 'extreme circumstances'


Suella Braverman could close the loopholes in asylum laws, arguing Britain is in ‘extreme circumstances’Credit: Getty

One could see commitments under the Human Rights Act and modern slavery laws set aside for small boat arrivals.

A similar “carve out” for bypassing international rules over trade in Northern Ireland via the protocol bill caused uproar last year.

Britain has seen more than 41,000 people arrive by dinghy this year.


Many abuse modern slavery laws to delay deportation and wrongly attempt to claim asylum — clogging up the system and slowing down claims from those genuinely in need.

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Home Secretary Suella Braverman could close those loopholes and allow officials to take a tougher line, arguing Britain is in “extreme circumstances”.

Ministers are also pushing for extra cash to ramp up squads to crack down on rogue employers hiring illegal workers.

Last night the Home Office played down suggestions of overruling international laws.

Meanwhile, Albania’s PM Edi Rama has accused Britain of a calculated attack on his nation.

One in four boat arrivals is from there.

Downing Street said “there is no one overnight fix” on migration.

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