Great Britain | Over 45,000 immigrants crossed the English Channel in 2022
Defence Redefined
Published on 02/01/2023 at 12:10

According to government data, a total of 45,756 immigrants crossed the English Channel and entered Britain, including 90 people who made the journey from France on two ships on Christmas Day.

The Ministry of Defence recorded no other similar incidents during the remaining six days of 2022, when weather conditions were unfavorable. Home Office officials estimate that up to 60,000 people are likely to cross the Channel over the course of the new year.

Politicians have scrambled to control the immigration crisis over the past year as tensions rise amid political instability with three Prime Ministers and three Interior Ministers replaced in a short period of time.

Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, known for her tough stance on immigration, has spoken of her “dream” to see the British government’s plan to send refugees to Rwanda come to fruition.

The High Court in London has ruled that this plan is legal, but it has not yet been implemented due to pending legal proceedings. Since the deal was signed in April, 40,460 immigrants have arrived in the UK by crossing the English Channel.

Source: CNN Greece

Also read: Denmark | Controversial refugee transfer plan to Rwanda moves forward




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