Over 100 Illegal Migrants Brought Ashore in Two Days
The migrant crisis once again hit our shores this week, as a stretch of warmer weather allowed a flurry of boats full of illegal aliens to set sail from France, with over one hundred migrants reaching the UK in the past two days.
On Monday, over 170 boat migrants in attempted to cross the English Channel, 49 of whom were brought ashore by the British Border Force at the Port of Dover.
An additional 77 migrants in four separate boats were taken ashore on Tuesday, with French authorities reporting zero interceptions
The migrant boats were said to have begun in the early hours of Monday morning, crossing under cover of darkness.
Following the UK’s official departure from the European Union, Home Secretary Priti Patel promised to “crackdown on illegal immigration and reform the broken asylum system” and in January the government said it would begin refusing asylum claims from migrants caught at sea.
However, the government has so far failed to secure a deal with the EU or indeed any individual member state on the return of migrants and failed asylum seekers.
The government has also refused to implement a ‘send back the boats’ approach like that taken under the Operation Sovereign Borders policy of former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, which has effectively shut down illegal migration to the country.
In 2020, illegal migration across the English Channel saw a record-breaking year, with over 8,400 illegals recorded to have reached British shores, four times as many recorded in 2019.
At the same time, deportations carried out by Priti Patel’s Home Office fell by 79 per cent, with over 4,000 fewer deportations of foreign criminals.