From the Telegraph:
Britain has “the right” to control its own borders, Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to tell world leaders at a major UN summit in New York, as she dismisses calls to provide more legal migration routes into the country.
May will urge world leaders to do more to distinguish economic migrants from refugees fleeing war and persecution. Making it easier for economic migrants to reach Western countries could worsen suffering, she will argue.
The summit marks the beginning of two years of negotiations on a new global policy for migration and refugees. As part of this process, leaders are set to sign a declaration this week committing them to the protection of migrant and refugee rights.
The prime minister will argue for enshrining the “first safe country” principle in any new agreement. The policy would require refugees to claim asylum in the first safe country they reach in an effort to stop “onward flows of illegal and uncontrolled migration.”