UK minister says Britain will push ahead with migrant deportations to Rwanda

Weekly cabinet meeting in Downing Street

LONDON (Reuters) - Home Secretary Priti Patel said on Wednesday Britain was committed to its policy of sending asylum seekers to Rwanda and would not be deterred by last minute legal challenges after European judges grounded the first scheduled flight.

"We believe that we are fully compliant with our domestic and international obligations, and preparations for our future flights and the next flights have already begun," the interior minister told parliament.

(Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Kate Holton)

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