Only one in 70 migrants who crossed the Channel since April have been deported
Only one in 70 migrants who crossed the Channel since April have been deported, Home Office figures have revealed.
The Home Office's own figures revealed that only 76 of the 5,330 migrants who made the crossing in the last five months have been deported from Britain.
This news came as a plane chartered by the Home Office flew a single Channel migrant out of the country earlier this week – after last-minute legal challenges blocked 29 other removals.
Dozens of migrants made it across the Channel in small boats on Tuesday for the first time in a week, with around 40 people understood to have been detained.
One boat with 13 people - 11 men and two teenage boys - landed on Shakespeare's Beach at Dover in Kent with a second thought to have landed further down the coast at Kingsdown near Deal.