Revealed: Less Than One Per Cent of Boat Migrants Face Prosecution
Over 100 illegal migrants reached England by boat on Tuesday, as figures from the Home Office revealed that less than one per cent of illegal aliens have been prosecuted over the past five years.
A further four boats carrying 72 people being stopped by French authorities.
So far this year, over 1,500 migrants have been recorded to have reached our shores. Theoretically, if crossings continue as they have, the year could be on pace to see 25,000 migrants cross the Channel from France illegally, three times as many reached in the year before the UK officially left the European Union.
The latest crossings come as figures from the Home Office revealed that only an average of 71 out of 17,000, or 0.4 per cent, illegal migrants detected by Border Force have been prosecuted since 2016/17.
The Home Office figures showed that there were also less the 50 convictions for overstayed visas or illegal entry during the same time period. The mass migration-sceptic think tank compared to the 114,000 convictions of Britons for failing to pay their TV licence fee in 2019.
While the Home Office does not publish the total number of illegal aliens in the country, recent estimates conducted by Pew research claimed that as many as 1.2 million may be in the country clandestinely.
There are an estimated 56,000 supposed asylum seekers in the United Kingdom, the vast number of whom are deemed ineligible for asylum by the government.