UK Ministers have indicated “more radical measures” are in the pipeline to address a growing crisis in the UK’s asylum system.
Persecondnews.com reports that Immigration minister Robert Jenrick, said Britain cannot cope with thousands of migrants arriving each week after overcrowded processing centres such as Manston became overwhelmed.
“I am afraid we now have to look at some more radical options to ensure our laws are appropriate,” he said Tuesday.
Iran, Eritrea, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Albania are top 5 countries seeking asylum in the UK according to documents obtained by Per Second News.
The Refugee Council in its report listed Nigerian women as top asylum seekers in the UK in 2021. “There are considerable variations from one country to another. For a very small number of countries of origin over 50% of asylum applications in 2021 were from women; Nigeria is an example. according to the UK home office report.
“We simply do not have the infrastructure in this country to manage that,” the minister said.
His comments came a day after home secretary, Suella Braverman, stoked further controversy on Monday evening when she told MPs that Britain was facing an “invasion” of immigrants in language that was reminiscent of that used by the far right.
A key charge against Ms Braverman is that the overcrowding in Manston, which is designed to hold about 1,600 immigrants but currently has more than 4,000, was that she refused to sign off hotels to be used instead.