The report said the UK Home Office had started a trial that would allow electronic monitoring of migrants who entered the UK in boats or in the back of trucks. BBC Saturday. It is a one-year trial targeting adults awaiting deportation.
The trial began on Thursday in England and Wales. The aim of the trial is to test whether electronic monitoring makes it easier to maintain regular contact with asylum seekers and to process their claims more effectively. In addition, the experiment aims to collect data on the number of migrants who go into hiding after arriving in the UK.
Persons on trial may be subject to a curfew. In addition, they can be imprisoned and sentenced if they do not adhere to certain conditions.
Critics say the plan treats immigrants as criminals. There are also concerns about the potential negative effects on their mental and physical health, especially if they have been victims of torture or modern slavery in the past.
Pregnant women and children are excluded from the experiment
It is unclear how the UK government decides who is monitoring it or not. However, it has been shown not to follow up on children and pregnant women. According to British media, the first group to watch consists in part of asylum seekers who will already be brought to Rwanda.
In April, the UK signed an agreement with Rwanda to receive illegal immigrants and asylum seekers in the African country for a fee. London wants to prevent migrants from France from making the dangerous crossing into England, often in rickety boats with the help of people-smugglers. But this week the European Court of Human Rights decided to put an end to this plan.
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