ER Editor: We also recommend this other recent Breitbart piece titled
‘Don’t Call it an Invasion!’ Illegal Migrant Crossings of English Channel Top 17,000
KURT ZINDULKA for BREITBART
Over 17,000 illegal migrants, mostly comprised of young military-age males from the Middle East and Africa, have arrived on British shores so far this year in boats launched from the beaches of France.
Eight months after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak vowed to the country that his government would “stop the boats,” the crisis seems to have no end in sight, with even leaked government documents now predicting that it could last upwards of another five years.
According to a review of government statistics made by the PA news agency, over 17,000 illegal migrants have crossed the English Channel since the start of the year. The news agency went on to report that it understands the Border Force is making preparations for what it dubs “red days,” in which warm weather and calm sea conditions make it easier for the people smuggling networks to launch waves of migrants towards Dover.
While the number of crossings is slightly lower than last year, with around 20,000 illegals crossing at this point in 2022, reports have indicated that people smuggling networks are once again turning to sneak migrants into the country on the backs of lorries in order to evade detection.
Since the crisis began in 2018, over 100,000 illegals have crossed the English Channel, with the vast majority of them being men between the ages of 18 and 39.
“I just feel we’re being mocked,” Brexit leader Nigel Farage said of the crisis. “But please don’t call it an invasion oh no, you use that word everybody goes potty and says you’re extremist and a racist because these are all poor suffering people.”
Reform UK party leader Richard Tice added: “The invasion continues 100,000, rising by many hundreds every week. By the end of 2023, possibly 120,000 will have invaded [the] UK across the Channel. They take our money, take our hotels and work illegally, so take our jobs.”
These fighting-age men are crossing the Channel as we speak. More undocumented migrants heading to a town near you! pic.twitter.com/NdUWZOUWfV
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) August 16, 2023
The continued flood of boat migrants washing up on British beaches comes despite the government of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak agreeing to give the French a staggering half a billion pounds sterling in order to step up enforcement against the human traffickers operating on their coastline.
It appears that the French continue to be overwhelmed by the gangs, however, with growing reports of violent turf wars breaking out between the Iraqi Kurds who have long controlled the trade and the new waves of Afghani smugglers arriving in the wake of their country falling to the Taliban.
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