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More than 10,000 illegal channel crossings into the UK since the start of the year

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More than 10,000 migrants have been spotted crossing the English Channel in small boats since the start of the year, according to figures released Sunday by Britain’s Home Office, which campaigns tirelessly against such illegal crossings.

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Seven boats carrying 374 people reached the British coast on Saturday alone, according to the daily report published by the government, bringing the total number of migrants who have arrived via this dangerous route since the beginning of the year to 10,139.

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However, this number is still lower than what was observed at the same time last year. But after several weeks of unfavorable weather, crossings have risen sharply in recent days thanks to better weather, with more than 2,500 people arriving on British shores between June 10 and 17.

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Over the whole of 2022, more than 45,000 transits were recorded, which is a record. Fighting illegal immigration is one of the priorities of the conservative majority in power, which has so far struggled to discourage candidates, despite its tightening policy.

Last year, the government passed a law – hitherto blocked by the courts – to send asylum seekers to Rwanda. A new bill has even criticized UN plans to prevent migrants arriving across the Channel from seeking asylum.

London also signed many agreements with other countries such as France or Albania to better fight this illegal immigration.

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