Migrants who could be deported were given the right to appeal the policy. Today, the ministers’ plans to take asylum seekers to Rwanda ran into another problem.
In December, two judges turned down a number of legal arguments against the Home Office’s policy. This was because of a case in the High Court.
However, they approved the senior justices’ review of some parts of their decision during a hearing on Monday.
The decision means that there is no chance of planes departing right away while it is being appealed to the Court of Appeal.
The home secretary, Suella Braverman, has said that she is committed to making the Rwanda policy work well.
According to the plan, asylum seekers who come from a secure country—such as aboard a small boat from France—can be informed that their case will be handled in Rwanda.
Although the programme has now cost the UK £140 million, no immigrants have been sent there.
Several individual claimants and the nonprofit Asylum Aid were given permission to appeal by Lord Justice Lewis and Mr Justice Swift.
Parts of the December judgement regarding the security of migrants in Rwanda will be challenged by Asylum Aid, an organisation that offers legal counsel to refugees and asylum seekers.
The hearing has not yet been scheduled, and the Court of Appeal may be requested to weigh in on other reasons for which Lord Justice Lewis and Mr Justice Swift denied leave to appeal.