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A flight deporting migrants to Rwanda could take off as early as September.

Rishi Sunak is said to be increasingly hopeful the Government will win a challenge by human rights groups and unions in the Court of Appeal and avoid a Supreme Court showdown.

Ministers believe if judges throw out the appeal it is unlikely there will be legal justification for sending the case to the UK’s highest court.

The Home Office is reportedly preparing for a deportation flight to the East African nation as soon as September.

A senior government source told The Sun: “There’s a world in which we are wheels-up later this year and the Supreme Court do not get involved.”

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