THE British Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick said today that he resigned from the post because the government’s draft emergency law aimed at kick-starting its migrant deportation program Rwanda they are not extensive enough.

“The government has a responsibility to put our vital national interests above highly questionable interpretations of international law,” he said in his resignation letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, which he posted on social media X.

“I am unable to submit the proposed bill to House of Commonsas I don’t believe it gives us the best possible chance of success,” he said.

“It is with great regret that I have written to the prime minister to tender my resignation as immigration minister. I cannot remain in my position as I deeply disagree with the direction of the government’s immigration policy,” Jenrick wrote in X.

The bill to be introduced in parliament on Thursday would allow Rwanda to be designated a “safe country” for sending asylum seekers arriving illegally on British soil, after Britain’s highest court ruled London’s deportation plan illegal.

Robert Jenrick was away late in the afternoon when Home Secretary James Cleverley presented the bill to the MPs.