Britain sends ships to deal with surge of migrants crossing Channel

Britain sends ships to deal with surge of migrants crossing Channel
Patrol ship of the UK Border Force. YouTube, CBC video

[Ed. – This will probably get worse everywhere before it gets better.]

Britain announced Monday it will deploy two border patrol ships in the Channel in response to a surge in migrants crossing from France in dinghies.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid, the interior minister, said the Border Force ships would balance protecting human life with protecting Britain’s borders.

In December, around 230 people tried to make the 21-mile (33-kilometre) journey from France to Britain, Javid said.

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The attempts, chiefly by Iranian nationals, to cross one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes have been made in dinghies and other small craft.

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