UK Home Secretary Priti Patel is considering sending the Royal Navy to turn away boats coming from France that contain illegal immigrants, according to reports.
A record 235 illegal immigrants crossed the English Channel and landed on the other side on Thursday.
The number of illegal immigrants crossing the Channel during the first eight months of the year so far is more than double the number from all of 2019, nearly 4,000.
Apparently, the French navy has been escorting boats across the Channel for some time now, and the Brits cannot figure out why.
“The crossings are totally unacceptable and unnecessary as France is a safe country,” Minister for Immigration Compliance and the Courts Chris Philip said. “We work closely with France, and I will be in Paris early next week to seek to agree stronger measures with them, including interceptions and returns. This situation simply cannot go on.”
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