As I listen to plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, I can’t help think it would be more effective to prevent people smuggling activity by allowing asylum seekers to apply from overseas. It could be a quite simple online process, perhaps supported by small offices in other key countries.
Or, indeed, by allowing people to apply for a specific temporary asylum seeker visa, with a clear risk of deportation if unsuccessful, allowing safe passage to the UK for processing.
I can’t see the negative issue: asylum shopping seems like the most likely argument against it, but with what seems to be fairly clear capacity and eligibility, like family and language connections, I feel like it could be managed.
I’ve searched around the internet and found many sources confirming that many countries don’t allow this, but not why not the UK.