On Wednesday 17 August 2022, the Home Secretary announced she signed a landmark agreement with Pakistan to return foreign criminals and immigration offenders from the UK to Pakistan.  Please see: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/priti-patel-signs-landmark-returns-deal-with-pakistan.  

The agreement with Pakistan is among a series of Returns Agreements signed by the Home Secretary in fifteen months under the Government’s “New Plan for Immigration” to tackle illegal migration.  For example, in May 2021, the UK-India Partnership Migration Deal was signed.  Please see: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-and-india-sign-ground-breaking-partnership-migration-deal.  

I welcome these agreements which will see the UK and co-signatories benefit from enhanced arrangements on migration issues.  They will support ordinary people living and working in the UK and co-signatory countries and continue to assist people coming to the UK through legal routes.  

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