Ms Patel looks prepared to give France tens of millions of pounds for additional beach patrols and surveillance.
Senior Tory MPs allegedly urged the Home Secretary to back off after past arrangements failed to have a substantial impact.
Over the last two years, the UK has paid the French more than £80 million, but their interception rate has decreased.
Only 46% of all attempted crossings were stopped this year before they reached UK waters. About 50% of them were stopped last year.
Ms Patel, however, was adamant on moving forward with this plan.
She sad: “Conservative MPs voted for these measures and are fully aware of the extensive international partnership work with many countries including France to tackle the many causes of illegal migration.” Source