The UK will mark illegal migrants, critics call the plan “draconian”

LONDON: United Kingdom the government will launch a 12-month pilot scheme that will include some illegal migrants seeking asylum in the country to be electronically tagged to track their movements, it became clear on saturday.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended the plans, saying it was important that people arriving on dangerous routes in small boats and hidden in trucks could not simply “disappear”. Documents related to the proposals of the UK’s internal office suggest that the government wants information on how often asylum seekers go into hiding. “This is a very generous and hospitable country. “But when people come here illegally, when they break the law, it’s important to make that distinction,” he said. The e-tagging test at the home office began on Thursday to test whether it helps maintain regular contact with asylum seekers.
While the opposition leader of the Labor Party Keir Starmer accused the government of “pursuing headlines”, activists criticized the plans as draconian. “It is appalling that this government intends to treat men, women and children who have fled war, bloodshed and persecution as criminals,” said Enver Solomon, CEO of Refugee Council. “This draconian approach does not show compassion for vulnerable people. ”

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