UK's plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda may be delayed because of legal challenges

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda may take longer to introduce as the government faces legal challenges to a policy aimed at dealing with migrants crossing the Channel, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Tuesday.

The spokesman said it may be a number of months before the first flights taking migrants from Britain to Rwanda leave.

"We have received pre-action correspondence," the spokesman told reporters. "Those legal challenges obviously may be a factor that can mean it takes longer to implement the policy."

(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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