UK: Home Sec. Accused of Ignoring Migrant Overcrowding

    Photo: PA [via The Guardian]

    The Facts

    • UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman is facing criticism after allegedly failing to sign off on measures that could've prevented overcrowding at the Manston asylum processing center. The center's capacity is 1.6k, but it's currently holding 4k migrants.

    • The center, a closed-down former airport, is supposed to house migrants for 24 hours before sending them to other temporary accommodations. The resigned-turned-reinstated Home Sec. is now reportedly considering plans to house asylum seekers in hotels and other resorts.

    The Spin

    Left narrative

    This seems to be a deliberately-imposed crisis by the Conservative party and Braverman. This is another example of the party's dehumanizing policy toward asylum seekers, after its ship-them-to-Rwanda idea. Those responsible should be investigated and removed from office.

    Right narrative

    The real issue here is the massive backlog of asylum applications that only worsens as the UK continues to receive boats of migrants. Braverman should abide by her previous vow to ban asylum grants to those who cross the Channel illegally.

    Political split



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