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Record number of migrants entering UK by sea in 2022 – Global News

Successive Conservative governments have failed to address the massive increase in illegal immigration

More than 45,000 illegal immigrants crossed the English Channel in small boats into Britain last year, according to government figures released on Sunday. Britain tried to pay France as legal procedures blocked plans to deport migrants to Rwanda.

Two boats took 90 people across the Channel to the UK on Christmas Day, bringing the total number of migrants to make the journey in 2022 to 28,395 in 2021. The Ministry of Defense noted that no crossings were registered before New Year’s Day. Sunday.

Since crossings first began to rise in 2018, most migrants have come from Iran, Iraq and several other Middle Eastern countries. However, 42% of all arrivals are in the second half of 2022 He is from AlbaniaIt is a state It is assumed “safe” by the British Government.

Britain currently houses 5.5 million pounds ($6.6 million) a day in hotels, although Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said last month his government would house 10,000 people in abandoned holiday parks, student halls and redundant military outposts.

Sunak, along with his predecessors Boris Johnson and Liz Truss, promised to reduce the number of people crossing the Channel, but so far they have failed. Priti Patel, Johnson’s home secretary, signed an agreement in April that would see Rwandan migrants fly in planes while their asylum claims are processed, but legal action by pro-immigration NGOs halted that plan.

Although the High Court ruled the policy legal in December, legal challenges are still ongoing and no flights have yet left the UK. I’m talking Daily mail Last month, a government spokesman declined to say whether deportations would take place in 2023.

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Home Secretary Soella Braverman announced in November that Britain had struck a deal with France in which her government would pay 72.2 million euros ($74.5 million) a year to increase patrols on the other side of the Channel. However, three such agreements have been signed in the last three years, and the interruptions are increasing year by year.

Speaking after the deal was signed, Snag admitted the deal would not happen “Magically Solved” problem.

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