Watch reside: Rishi Sunak meets with Austrian chancellor Karl Nehammer for unlawful migration talks | EUROtoday

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Watch reside as Rishi Sunak meets Austrian chancellor Karl Nehammer in Vienna at the moment (21 May) to debate unlawful migration.

The prime minister’s go to follows an announcement that the UK authorities will give an additional £25m to the National Crime Agency to assist deal with individuals smuggling gangs.

However, the primary cause of the journey is to advertise using third-country deportation schemes – resembling the federal government’s Rwanda plan.

The Vienna assembly comes after 15 EU nations, together with Austria, signed a letter calling on the European Commission to tighten migration coverage and to have a look at third-country schemes.

Mr Sunak mentioned the UK was “leading the charge with partners across the continent to meet the challenges caused by intolerable levels of illegal migration”.

He added: “Our disruption of the cruel trade of criminal gangs, together with our Rwanda scheme, are part of a deterrent to stop illegal migration once and for all.

“It is the British public who should make decisions about who crosses our borders.”

The Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Act handed into regulation final month and is aimed toward defending the scheme in opposition to authorized challenges.

Ministers hope the primary flight to the east African nation will be capable to take off in early July, with a daily sample of additional flights to comply with.

These one-way journeys to Rwanda are aimed toward deterring migrants from crossing the English Channel in small boats, although critics have contested whether or not it would have this impact.