New UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman has announced tougher laws to stop people claiming asylum in Britain.
Channel migrants face ban on claiming asylum in UK
Migrants crossing the Channel will face a ban from claiming asylum in Britain under plans announced by the Home Secretary.
At the Conservative Party conference, Suella Braverman used her first major speech since taking on the role to set out the proposals.
The new laws – which go further than the Nationality and Borders Act which came into force in June – will impose a blanket ban on anyone deemed entering the UK illegally from seeking refuge.
The announcement marks the latest attempt by the government to curb the growing numbers of Channel crossings after its flagship policy to send migrants on a one-way trip to Rwanda stalled amid legal challenges.