A group of MPs and Peers has called on the Home Secretary to “re-consider” the plan to send migrants to Rwanda.

The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) wrote to the Home Secretary warning of safety concerns and questioning the legality of the deal.

In the letter, dated July 21, committee chairman Joanna Cherry MP said: “The Joint Committee on Human Rights hopes that the Government will demonstrate commitment to human rights and the protection of refugees and reconsider the UK-Rwanda Migration and Economic Development Partnership (MEDP).”

This is a really welcome development – pressure is building to stop this scheme. You can read their full letter here.