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8 Dec 2021

Home Office plans to turn back migrants at sea condemned by critics

Correspondent

The government’s flagship immigration bill has been approved by the House of Commons after a heated debate and chaotic scenes during the vote.

The bill includes measures allowing UK border force officers to turn back migrants at sea and to send asylum seekers to a third country while their claims are considered.

Critics say that could create offshore processing centres overseas akin to Australia’s notorious detention camps.