Refugees: Nigeria

Home Office written question – answered at on 28 July 2022.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Llandudno Lord Roberts of Llandudno Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to deport refugees who arrive in the UK to Nigeria.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

We recently signed a migration agreement with Nigeria which will see both countries work together to tackle shared migration issues, including doing more together to support legal migration, tackle illegal migration and speed up the deportation of foreign criminals.

This agreement is different from our Migration and Economic Development Partnership with Rwanda which allows for asylum seekers, not refugees, whose claims are inadmissible to be relocated to Rwanda.

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