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Britain is focusing on 4 extra international locations to copy the Rwanda migrant deportation scheme, in keeping with leaked paperwork.

The UK has entered talks with Armenia, Ivory Coast, Costa Rica and Botswana for what the Government describes as a “third-country asylum processing deal”, The Times experiences.

Several South American international locations together with Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Brazil and Colombia have additionally been approached however have been considered as much less more likely to have an interest.

African nations together with Cape Verde, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Angola and Sierra Leone have been placed on a reserve listing that may be approached if different targets failed.

Others together with Morocco, Tunisia, Namibia and The Gambia “explicitly declined” to enter technical discussions.

The Foreign Office recognized Ivory Coast, Botswana, Armenia and Costa Rica as international locations to prioritise after an inventory was assessed on their feasibility.

But progress with the 4 has stalled as a result of ongoing issues getting the Rwanda deal up and working.

Rishi Sunak launched the seek for extra Kigali-style offers after he entered No 10 in October 2022.

It comes because the Prime Minister is braced for a recent spherical of parliamentary wrangling over his Rwanda Bill aimed toward getting the plan off the bottom after the Supreme Court dominated towards it.

The Commons returns from Easter recess as we speak with the laws excessive on the agenda.

MPs will take into account amendments to the Safety of Rwanda Bill by the House of Lords, which inflicted a collection of defeats towards the coverage earlier than rising for the spring break.

Health Secretary Victoria Atkins yesterday insisted the Home Office is “ready to go” in implementing the plan when the Bill will get onto the statute books.

She prompt flights would take off “within weeks” however was unable to say whether or not the Government had discovered an airline.

It comes after experiences prompt that Rwanda’s state-owned airline turned down a UK Government proposal to move asylum seekers as a result of it needed to keep away from being related to the controversial scheme.