On Christmas Day, ninety individuals crossed the Channel in small boats.

On Christmas Day, ninety individuals crossed the Channel in small boats.

On Christmas Day, 90 individuals crossed the English Channel in two small boats.

The overall count of migrants who have made the perilous voyage from France this year is 45,756. These crossings were the first ones noted since December 21.

In order to combat the issue, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak vowed to introduce laws in the new year that will ensure anybody who enters the UK unlawfully has no right to remain there.

Ministers are also seeking to reduce the number of people entering the nation legitimately by tightening immigration laws.

According to The Times, Home Secretary Suella Braverman has created a proposal that would target international students, make it more difficult for spouses to immigrate to the UK, and raise the minimum wage for businesses that hire talented employees.

The Government would raise the minimum income requirement for British nationals seeking for family visas, according to a draught of the plans that was viewed by the newspaper.

A couple must now earn at least £18,600, and they may need thousands more if they want to bring any children to the UK.

The measures could make it more difficult for international students to bring their families with them.

The regulations governing dependent students are “ripe for reform,” according to immigration minister Robert Jenrick, who is worried that students are using higher education as a “backdoor way” to bring their families to the UK.

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