Earlier this month, a new record was set for the most illegal migrants to cross the English Channel into Britain in one day.
That record of 592 migrants has been well and truly smashed with a new tidal wave of illegals migrants crossing into Britain.
According to the Home Office, a record 828 migrants were picked up and processed by the UK Border Force illegally crossing the English Channel on Saturday.
According to the Home Office, there were 30 crossings, including rescues, on Saturday. This number doesn’t include how many illegal migrants may have beached and absconded into Britain unnoticed. Strangely enough, no such events have been recorded on Sunday or Monday.
The clandestine Channel threat commander for the UK government, Dan Mahoney, said: “These dangerous crossings from safe EU countries are completely unnecessary, and we are determined to take down the evil criminal gangs behind them.”
“We’re working across Government as well as with French and international partners to tackle this issue. We have doubled the number of police officers on French beaches, prevented more than 10,000 attempts, secured nearly 300 arrests and 65 prosecutions.”
“The government’s new plan for immigration will fix the broken asylum system so it can no longer be exploited in this way.”
Lisa Doyle, director of advocacy and engagement at the Refugee Council, said: “The government needs to recognise that while there is war, persecution and violence, people will be forced to take dangerous journeys to seek safety.”
“We are talking about ordinary men, women and children who are forced to flee their home through no fault of their own. The odds are stacked against them, but they struggle on to survive.”
“The Government must change its approach. Instead of seeking to punish or push away people seeking safety because of the type of journey they have made to the UK, they must create and commit to safe routes.”
“As a country, we can save lives and empower people, who have already been through so much, to give back to the communities that welcome them.”
Britannia News Comment – Yet again, we have the UK Government failing to prevent crossings of illegal Migrants. Instead, they send a message of all being welcome by picking them up mid channel and bringing them to the UK.
The Government have now passed plans to build a purpose-built building to process illegal migrants that cross the channel; the Building is set to be operational in May 2022.
If the Government was going to stop this flood of law-breaking migrants, why are they building a permanent structure that’s set to open next year for processing Channel Migrants?