The number of illegal immigrants crossing the English Channel from France to England is breaking records.
The number of immigrants this year is already higher than last year’s total.
The significant increase in illegal crossings led British Interior Minister Priti Patel to announce a package of more than 62 million euros in support of France’s efforts to combat illegal immigration.
As of July 19, a total of 8,452 illegal immigrants had arrived in the UK, up from last year’s total.
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“This new agreement seems to be similar to another agreement signed last year. The document mentions the duplication of patrols and the sharing of information.
The British Parliament is debating whether to criminalize illegal crossings, something activists consider cruel. It remains to be seen whether this will be enough to encourage immigrants. “