October 3, 2023

Britain wants to bring asylum seekers to Vulcan Island

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08/08/2023 14:20 Updated: 08/08/2023 14:20

Drastic measures: Should the controversial plan to absorb asylum seekers in Rwanda fail, the volcanic island of Ascension could come into existence again. The proposal was rejected in 2020 as impractical. What else is the government planning?

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Asylum seekers: How Britain plans to deter boat passengers

The tugboat Mercia tows the barge “Bibby Stockholm” to Portland in Dorset. The British government wants to house immigrants temporarily in floating accommodation and has organized the first ship for this purpose, despite criticism from its own ranks. About 500 people will be accommodated on the barge. (Photo: dpa)

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