250 migrants arrive in Great Britain via sea ​​in the last 24 hours

Hundreds of people have crossed the English Channel in small boats in the past 24 hours, British officials said Monday, more than a week after none of the dangerous voyages were reported.

254 people reached the English coast on Sunday on seven boats from northern France, and more were brought ashore by British lifeboats on Monday, the defense ministry said.

The number of migrants trying to reach Britain tripled in 2021 and could establish a new one record quest’year.

For the first time in 11 days the British government, which updates data on illegal crossings daily, reported the presence of boats in the canal, which saw violent winds and strong waves at the end of last April.

In total, some 7,000 people have arrived on British shores by crossing the English Channel in boats, according to statistics from BI, since the beginning of the year. This is triple the result of last year in the same period.

While Prime Minister Boris Johnson made fighting illegal immigration a priority after Britain’s exit from the European Union, crossings continued to increase and triple in 2021, the year in which 27 migrants died when a ship sank in late November.

More than 28,500 people passed through this dangerous zone in 2021, compared to 8,466 in 2020, 1,843 in 2019 and 299 in 2018, according to the Ministry of the Interior.

With the aim of discouraging illegal immigration, London passed a controversial asylum law last week requiring submission in Rwanda of illegal immigrants and asylum seekers after arriving in the UK.

The law has been met with a number of criticisms from international organizations and human rights defenders. On Wednesday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) expressed its regret over the approval of the text, which “undermines international laws and practices designed to protect refugees.”

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