Britain records 350 migrant arrivals on its shores in less than two days

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They are predominantly unmarried men, all arriving from France on precarious boats. It’s been almost two weeks since the intersections were separated

With our correspondent in London, emline wine

It’s not a record, but the figure remains impressive: 254 migrants were intercepted by the British Coast Guard on Sunday 1 May and a hundred on Monday. According to NGOs, this is probably a catch-up effect after eleven days without a known crossing of the channel.

For the British government, this is proof that its migration policy works and deters asylum seekers. took effect last week Migration Partnership with Rwanda, Illegal migrants who arrived on British soil can now be deported to Kigali and forced to take refuge there.

Care4Calais NGO, operating in camps in the north of France, after questioning 60 migrants, indicates that being sent to Rwanda will likely prevent only 25% of them from crossing the Channel. For the associations, the break is mainly explained by the weather, which was cold and windy in late April.

Since the beginning of 2022, 6,000 people are believed to have illegally reached Dover by sea. more than any other year in this period.

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