Migrant crisis deepens as hundreds descend on Dover in just ONE day

According to data from the Ministry of Defence, 235 migrants in eight boats were brought to Dover yesterday. BBC journalist Simon Jones claimed that more had arrived this morning. Story by the Express

Mr Jones said in a tweet: “253 migrants in eight boats were brought to Dover yesterday after being picked up in the Channel. There have been further arrivals this morning.”

The news comes after 2,341 migrants attempted to cross the channel from August 29 to September 4, according to the latest figures released by the MoD.

According to the Home Office, 12,747 people were detected arriving by small boats in January to June 2022. This is more than double the amount for the same time as last year.

However, this number exploded in August, when 8,000 people made the Channel crossing, making it the highest monthly total ever recorded. 

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Home Secretary Suella Braverman, who replaced Priti Patel during new PM Liz Truss’s Cabinet shuffle last week, has vowed to tackle the huge problem of small boats making the journey across the English Channel.

Ms Braverman said she would act to end all small boat crossings across the channel – Ms Patel similarly made it top priority to crack down on Channel crossings and target criminal people smugglers thought to be responsible for coordinating the dangerous journeys.

However, the former Home Secretary struggled to achieve this goal and migrant crossings have continued to rise.

Immigration experts have warned that it would almost impossible to stop the illegal crossings unless the Government began to offer safe alternative routes to the UK.

The crisis has been worsening year on year, according to the Home Office.

It said: “There were 28,526 people detected arriving on small boats in 2021, compared with 8,466 in 2020, 1,843 in 2019 and 299 in 2018.”

The move by Ms Braverman sparked fury among civil servants with one telling The Guardian: “Suggesting she can stop all boat crossings is pie in the sky – it doesn’t bode well.” Continue reading the full story: Migrant crisis deepens as hundreds descend on Dover in just ONE day

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