On Monday, March 28, the British Home Office announced that about 400 migrants had arrived on the UK coast via the Channel from the French coast.
A spokesman for the British Home Office said French authorities had intercepted 101 people and prevented them from crossing the sea to the United Kingdom on Monday, March 28. He added that 395 migrants had arrived at his country’s coast in 12 small boats.
According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)About 3,000 migrants went to the UK by sea this month, up from 831 in the same period last year. The number of people who came to the kingdom by sea this year was 4,559.
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British authorities registered more than 200 immigrants on Thursday, March 24 and 25, following the interception of more than 900 migrants between France and the United Kingdom last Tuesday, March 22. French authorities detained more than two hundred immigrants as they tried to cross.
“It is unacceptable to cross the canal dangerously,” said Tom Pursklov, the UK’s immigration minister. This not only completely violates immigration laws, but also affects the ability of UK taxpayers to help refugees come to the UK at the risk of their lives.
The Minister pointed out that the government has taken stern action against human traffickers through the National and Boundaries Act.
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On Friday, March 11, a court in Dunkirk, France, sentenced three Iraqi Kurds to life in prison on charges of facilitating the entry of illegal immigrants, endangering the lives of others and creating an organized mob.
The sentences include up to three to five years in prison for two defendants (described by the lawyer as one of the most important leaders in the kidnapping network), and permanently barring them from entering French territory. A third person was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
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