After more than 180 individuals landed in UK waters on Sunday, over 1,200 individuals have crossed the English Channel by small boat since the beginning of the year.
According to the most recent data from the Ministry of Defense, 189 people crossed in five tiny boats.
Other migrant boats that attempted to cross the border into UK waters but were unable to do so were forced to return to France.
Two small boats encountered trouble Sunday morning off the coast of Dunkirk, requiring the assistance of French coastguards and border patrol vessels.
One of the boats had 54 people hauled off of it. From the second inflatable, 29 people were rescued.
French maritime officials picked up the individuals and brought them back to land, where they were examined by doctors.
Official records show that 1,180 migrants have crossed the English Channel since the beginning of the year.
The Home Office will formally take over management of Channel migrant operations from the Ministry of Defense tomorrow. The Ministry of Defense has been in charge since last April.
Border Force, the military, and the National Crime Agency will all be part of the new Small Boats Operational Command.
The new command structure, according to the administration, would enable a more “effective response” to the small boat situation.
After about 45,000 individuals came by small boat last year, the problem is one of Rishi Sunak’s five top priorities.
Officials from the Home Office have been secretly preparing for the arrival of up to twice as many people this year.