Suella Braverman promised to put an end to the “wave” of illegal migrants entering the country, claiming that the problem is costing the taxpayer £6 million per day.
In a statement to the House of Commons today, she stated that the number of illegal arrivals has “overwhelmed” the UK asylum system, warning that the UK has seen a “500% increase in small boat crossings in two years.”
She vowed to end the small boat crisis once and for all by deporting tens of thousands of illegal immigrants.
The new legislation prohibits migrants who have crossed the border from using asylum, modern slavery, and human rights laws.
In her statement to the Commons, Ms Braverman warned that “patience has run out” adding that the “law-abiding patriotic majority have said enough is enough”
She added: “This cannot and will not continue under their Government.
“This Government must act decisively must act with determination must act with compassion must act with caution. So make no mistake, this Conservative Government and this Conservative Prime Minister will act now to stop the boats.”
The new bill will put a legal “duty to remove” anyone entering the country illegally on the Home Secretary.
Lawyers will no longer be able to block the removals apart from in limited exceptional circumstances, with children exempt from the changes.
The Prime Minister’s spokesman said: “Our focus will be on deporting people to safe third countries, or indeed back to their country of origin. That is the stated aim and, obviously, we have the agreement with Rwanda, we have some returns agreement.”