Britain on Friday called “unacceptable” the number of immigrants trying to cross the English Channel covertly from France after record numbers in the past 24 hours.
A Home Office spokesman said, “British citizens are fed up with watching people die across the English Channel while brutal criminal gangs profit from their misery,” adding that the planned changes to immigration laws would “fix the system.” Will do. Broken”.
Nearly 1,000 people arrived in the UK on Thursday using small boats to cross the English Channel, a new record in a crisis deepening for several years.
According to the data of the Ministry of Home Affairs, this new figure will surpass the previous record of 853 people recorded earlier this month.
This Friday, French officials reported that three migrants were missing after trying to cross the Channel in a kayak.
“Two people could have been rescued by the National Police ship Ulymans. Unfortunately, the castaway indicated that three others were missing,” a statement said.
Irregular crossings of the English Channel have increased since 2018 despite the risk associated with increased maritime traffic density, strong currents and low water temperatures.
The British news agency PA estimates that more than 21,000 people have crossed the canal by boat since the start of the year, more than double that of the entire previous year.
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