What is the Nationality and Borders Bill?
The Nationality and Borders Bill was introduced to Parliament on 6 July 2021 building on the government’s post-Brexit immigration and asylum reforms set out in their ‘New Plan for Immigration’ announced by the Home Secretary Priti Patel in March 2021.
As foreshadowed by the New Plan for Immigration, the Bill introduces reforms on nationality, asylum, irregular migration and new enforcement rights for Border Force agents, trafficking and modern slavery. This includes the introduction of a two-tier asylum system for asylum seekers based on whether they arrive legally or illegally into the UK.
You can read more about the Bill’s contents and pre- and post-Brexit UK asylum policy in this explainer.