LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda may take longer to introduce as the government faces legal challenges to a policy aimed at dealing with migrants crossing the Channel, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said on Tuesday.
The spokesman said it may be a number of months before the first flights taking migrants from Britain to Rwanda leave.
“We have received pre-action correspondence,” the spokesman told reporters. “Those legal challenges obviously may be a factor that can mean it takes longer to implement the policy.”
(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill, editing by Elizabeth Piper)