Yesterday, eight boats carrying over 300 illegal migrants cross the English Channel on the busiest day of the year.

Yesterday, eight boats carrying over 300 illegal migrants cross the English Channel on the busiest day of the year.

Yesterday, 22nd Jan 2023, was the largest day of illegal migrant crossings this year, with at least 300 migrants crossing the English Channel in eight tiny boats.

According to a GB News, many additional small boats are claimed to have left this morning but have not yet arrived in UK seas.

For more than a month, persistent poor weather has kept small boats from undertaking the perilous trek in substantial numbers.

They were the first migrants to cross the Channel since 106 people were seized from two tiny boats in UK seas last Tuesday. Three French navy warships also assisted in escorting the tiny boats as they approached UK seas.

The arrival of roughly 300 individuals today on 8 tiny boats brings the total number of persons who have crossed since the New Year to around 450.

A record 45,756 migrants crossed the English Channel last year. However, much will rely on the weather conditions in the Channel in the next months.

Last year, authorities anticipated up to 60,000 visitors. However, inclement weather in the latter two months of the year prevented that worst-case scenario from occurring.

The Home Office will take over leadership of Channel migrant operations from the military at the end of this month, under a new Small Boats Command.

The new command will see an additional 700 Border Force personnel based in Kent, as well as the National Crime Agency and the military working together to combat the issue in a more coordinated manner.

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