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Migrant crossings: Number reaching UK this year three times 2020's total


Migrant crossings: Number reaching UK this year three times 2020’s total

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The number of migrants to have reached the UK by boat this year is now more than three times the 2020 total.

The Home Office said 886 people arrived on Saturday, bringing the 2021 total to more than 25,700. The figure for last year was 8,469.

More than 1,000 migrants arrived in one day earlier this month, a new record.

The Home Office said there was a “global migration crisis” and the number of illegal migrants departing France was “unacceptable”.

A spokesperson said: “The British public have had enough of seeing people die in the Channel while ruthless criminal gangs profit from their misery and our new plan for immigration will fix the broken system which encourages migrants to make this lethal journey.”

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The government’s plan would change the law so that people facilitating Channel crossings would face a maximum sentence of life in prison.

The proposed changes to immigration, being considered by MPs, would see people seeking protection as refugees having their asylum claim partly assessed on how they arrived in the UK. People arriving by what the government calls illegal means would no longer have the same entitlement to…



Source: https://virtualtrener.com/migrant-crossings-number-reaching-uk-this-year-three-times-2020s-total/

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