Published On: Thu, Aug 24th, 2017

Immigrants making lots of of makes an attempt EVERY DAY to achieve Kent from France


Greater than 56,000 makes an attempt had been made in 2016 earlier than being stopped by authorities in one of many busiest years for border safety within the final decade.

The complete determine averages out at 153 makes an attempt every single day throughout 2016, a 12 months which noticed the inhabitants of the “jungle” migrant camp in Calais swell earlier than it was torn down by police.

However the figures will not be the very best Britain has confronted during the last seven years, rating second behind 2015 when 25,000 extra individuals tried to enter the nation through the top of the migrant disaster.

Regardless of the stunning statistic, a House Workplace spokesman stated the figures “make completely clear that our method to securing the UK’s border is working” – earlier than claiming the division was not going to be complacent on the problem.

They added: “We are going to proceed to work carefully with our French counterparts to take care of border safety and preserve authentic passengers and commerce shifting.”

Regardless of the Governments assurances that the lower was a “success” Dover and Deal MP Chris Elphicke described the figures as “stunning”.

He stated: “It’s stunning that migrants at Calais tried to interrupt into Britain greater than 50,000 instances final 12 months.

“These figures underline the true scale of the problem we face – and why we want extra funding at our border.

“This is the reason we labored so onerous to get the Calais Jungle dismantled.”

In the meantime, Tony Smith, the previous head of the UK Border Power, claimed enormous investments into border management had been beginning to take impact.

He stated: “The 56,000 [figure] is a direct reflection of the truth that we are actually [working] with the French to conduct way more thorough checks, but additionally of the infrastructure, the fencing, and CCTV which have all been invested in.

“There was an enormous group of migrants, smugglers, and traffickers round Calais, however this new infrastructure, coupled with the work by the French to dismantle the camps, has had an influence.”


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