Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Joins Immigration Officers on Raid, Calls for Action to Reduce Asylum Claims

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Joins Immigration Officers on Raid, Calls for Action to Reduce Asylum Claims

…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak accompanied immigration enforcement officers on a raid in Brent, north-west London, expressing his commitment to reducing the number of asylum claims.


Donning heavy boots and a stab vest, Mr Sunak joined the officers during the early morning operation.

His involvement comes after his pledge to eliminate the backlog of approximately 92,000 asylum claims by the end of 2023.

Home Secretary Acknowledges Challenges in Meeting Asylum Claim Target

However, Home Secretary Suella Braverman informed Members of Parliament on Wednesday that the target for clearing the backlog may not be met at the current pace.

Her remarks highlighted the complexities involved in addressing the asylum claim numbers.

Sunak Stresses Importance of Immigration Enforcement and Tackling Illegal Migration

Following the raid, Mr Sunak addressed questions regarding the Home Secretary’s comments.

He emphasized the significance of immigration enforcement and combating illegal working.


The Prime Minister highlighted the business model employed by criminal gangs, enticing individuals with the offer of black market employment.

He emphasized the government’s commitment to allocating more resources to immigration enforcement, including an increase in raids and arrests.

Passage of the Stop the Boats Bill and Swift Removal of Illegal Immigrants

Acknowledging the ongoing challenges, Mr Sunak underscored the importance of passing the Stop the Boats Bill through Parliament.

The proposed legislation aims to prevent those who enter the country illegally from staying, allowing for detention and swift removal.

The Prime Minister emphasized the need for continued efforts to address illegal migration.

Meeting Between Home Secretary and French Interior Minister

Shortly after Mr Sunak’s participation in the raid, Home Secretary Suella Braverman held a meeting with French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin in London.

The discussions centered around UK-French collaboration, specifically focusing on joint efforts to tackle illegal migration and halt boat crossings in the English Channel.

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