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 الخطة البريطانية المثيرة للجدل بشأن الهجرة infographic
Graphic shows key points of the bill and number of migrants arriving in the UK in small boats since 2018.


الخطة البريطانية المثيرة للجدل بشأن الهجرة

By Jordi Bou

March 8, 2023 - وضعت حكومة المحافظين في بريطانيا قانوناً جديداً يحظر دخول طالبي اللجوء إلى المملكة المتحدة في قوارب صغيرة، لكن المنتقدين يقولون إن هذا القانون يمكن أن يصل إلى حد تجريم جهود الآلاف من اللاجئين الحقيقيين.

The measure is part of attempts to address an increase in the number of people arriving in the UK via Channel crossings each year, which rose from around 300 in 2018 to more than 45,000 in 2022.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the law would stop the “immoral” business of smuggling gangs who send desperate people on hazardous journeys across one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

But critics say the plan is unethical and unworkable, since people fleeing war and persecution can’t be sent home, and is likely to be the latest in a series of unfulfilled immigration pledges by successive UK governments.

Britain receives fewer asylum-seekers than some European nations – nine per 100,000 people in 2021, compared to a European Union average of 16 per 100,000. But thousands of migrants from around the world travel to northern France each year in hopes of reaching the UK.

PUBLISHED: 08/03/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images