Another 100 migrants beat asylum ban deadline to arrive in Dover
Dozens of migrants were intercepted by Border Force crossing the Channel in small boats on Friday (17th March) - the largest group since the government unveiled its Illegal Migration Bill was announced last week.
At least 100 people were brought ashore on two Border Force vessels at the harbour at the Port of Dover in Kent on Friday morning.
The majority were brought in on large catamaran Volunteer while a smaller group could be seen on board the Defender.
They were escorted up the gangway at the immigration processing centre at the former jetfoil terminal within the docks complex.
It comes after 51 people were brought into the port in the early evening last Saturday.
It brings the total figure for 2023 to 3,198 migrants arriving in 74 boats - an average of 43 migrants on each boat.
The arrivals were the first since it was announced that Channel migrants will be hit with a life-time ban on entering Britain under proposed laws.