300 Illegal Migrants Arrive in the UK on Tuesday
Around 300 illegal migrants landed in Britain from France on Tuesday in the largest organised effort to cross illegally into Britain so far in 2022.
The migrants took advantage of the calm weather Tuesday morning – after heavy winds, rain and storms prevented crossings last month – and around half of the arrivals had managed to evade the authorities and land on British beaches by 11 am, before being met by officials and taken to be processed.
Should the estimated more-than-300 migrant arrivals of Tuesday be subsequently confirmed by the government, it would make it the busiest single day of 2022 so far.
The remaining migrants were intercepted by the UK’s Border Force and The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) charity, but instead of being turned back were brought aboard the vessels, given blankets, and taken ashore at the port of Dover.
While there were some women and children present, the majority of those making the dangerous crossing appear to be male, the Daily Mail reports. The Home Office has previously admitted that in 2021, 90 per cent of registered boat migrant arrivals were male and three quarters were aged between 18 to 39.
As of the time of publication there have been no reports that any of those who arrived illegally on Tuesday were Ukrainian and as the boats all came from France, it is evident none were fleeing an active war zone.