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30 November, 2022
 
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Britain mulling asylum ban on English Channel migrants

In September, a total of 7,767 people crossed the English Channel illegally

Source: Schengen Visa Info

The United Kingdom’s Minister, Suella Braverman, has said that she will introduce a new plan which would prohibit the entry of migrants who cross the English Channel from claiming asylum.

499 people crossed the English Channel on Thursday in ten boats, while the total number of Channel crossings edged close to 33,000 this year, at a total of 32,807

Such an announcement, according to Reuters, was confirmed by a government source, while she said that she would use her speech at the Conservative Party’s annual conference in order to deport those who come to Britain in an unlawful way, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

In this regard, Braverman said that she would use her speech at the governing Conservative Party’s annual conference to commit to looking at new legislative powers for the government that could deport those who entered the UK illegally.

“It’s right that we extend the hand of friendship to those in genuine need. Parts of the system aren’t delivering. We need to end the abuse of the rules and cut down on those numbers that aren’t meeting the needs of our economy,” Braverman pointed out.

The Ministry of Defense reported that a total of 499 people crossed the English Channel on Thursday in ten boats, while the total number of Channel crossings edged close to 33,000 this year, at a total of 32,807.

According to the figures provided by the PA Agency, in September, a total of 7,767 people crossed the English Channel illegally.

A large number of persons attempt to cross the English Channel in an unlawful way. About 700 migrants, as well as asylum seekers, crossed the English Channel in France trying to reach Britain in April, marking a new record for this year.

The government of the United Kingdom considered the increase in the number of crossings at the Channel dangerous and unacceptable, while the same said that “people should always claim asylum in the first safe country they reach, rather than risk their lives and line the pockets of ruthless criminal gangs in order to cross the Channel.”

Previously, the former Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, expressed his hopes that a plan to deport those reaching illegally to Rwanda would act as a deterrent to those reaching in dinghies as well as small boats; however, figures hit record levels over the summer period.

In this regard, Braverman will say that on Tuesday, she plans to ensure UK’s policy on illegal immigration cannot be “derailed by abuse of modern slavery laws, the Human Rights Act or the European Court of Human Rights.

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