The British government has intensified the discriminatory policies that led to the Windrush scandal of illegal deportations. Its latest scheme to forcibly transfer refugees to Rwanda may prove unworkable, but such theatrical cruelty is an end in itself.
Maya Goodfellow is a Leverhulme early career research fellow at Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute and the author of Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats.
Dividing up the “good refugees” from the “bad migrants” is a false distinction rooted in inhumanity. Whether people are fleeing their home countries because of violence or poverty, they should be welcomed with open arms.