At least 430 immigrants crossed the English Channel into Britain on Monday. DPA and AB reported that this was the maximum number recorded in a single day.
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Apparently a boat from France or Belgium after landing on the coast of Kent in the southeast of England on Monday 19 July 2021.
One of the boats, apparently traveling from France or Belgium, landed off the coast of Kent in the southeast of England on Monday. There were about 50 people on board, including women and small children. Other immigrants landed elsewhere.
According to a balance sheet compiled by PA Media, it broke the record of 416 expatriates arriving in the UK in a single day since last September.
A new record was set at a time when British MEPs were debating a bill to tighten asylum rules and introduce tougher penalties for both smugglers and border guards.
The Home Office described the current number of immigrants trying to enter the UK as “completely unacceptable”. With the arrival of summer, the British, in collaboration with the French authorities, “doubled” their efforts to prevent illegal immigration – increasing the number of patrols and intensifying mutual information exchange.
In the first half of 2021, nearly 6,000 immigrants arrived in the UK in small boats. Last year, a total of 8,417 immigrants crossed the English Channel, which is four times more than 2019, according to an analysis by PA Media released in early July.
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