Number of Illegal Immigrants Crossing English Channel Triples From 2020on November 22, 2021 at 4:32 pm

The number of illegal immigrants who have reached the UK this year by crossing the English Channel in small boats has now tripled the total for the whole of 2020. At least 886 people succeeded in reaching the UK on Saturday, the Home Office confirmed on Monday. This brings the total for the year to more than 25,600, according to available official data compiled by the PA news agency. Illegal immigrant arrivals through the Channel in 2021 now stand at more than three times the number for 2020, when 8,417 people crossed the Dover Strait. A Home Office spokesman said, “The British public have had enough of seeing people die in the Channel while ruthless criminal gangs profit from their misery and our New Plan for Immigration will fix the broken system which encourages migrants to make this lethal journey.” The New Plan for Immigration, which was announced in March, …

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