Small boats bill ‘shuts door’ to genuine victims, says Theresa May

Theresa May has criticised the government's new Illegal Migration Bill, warning that it "shuts the door" on genuine victims of modern slavery.

Under the policy, those who arrive in the UK illegally will be detained and "promptly removed, either to their home country or a safe third country," and will not be able to return or claim British citizenship.

The former prime minister said anyone who believed legislation would halt "illegal migration once and for all is wrong."

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