They were mainly single men, all of whom came in dangerous boats from France. It has been almost two weeks since the crossings broke
With our correspondent in London, Emilin Wine
This is not a record, but the number is impressive: 254 migrants were detained by the British Coast Guard on Sunday, May 1 and hundreds more on Monday. According to NGOs, it may not cross the canal after eleven days.
For the British government, this is evidence that its immigration policy is working and blocking asylum seekers. Came into force last week Migration Partnership with Rwanda. Illegal immigrants on British soil can now be deported to Kigali and forced to seek asylum there.
Care4Calais NGO, Active in camps in the north of France, after questioning 60 migrants, the possibility of being sent to Rwanda indicates that only 25% of them will be prevented from crossing the canal. According to the associations, the interval is mainly explained by the weather, which was cold and windy at the end of April.
Since the beginning of 2022, 6,000 people are believed to have arrived in Dover illegally by sea.
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