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Migrant Thugs Attacked British Driver After He Ran Over and Killed an Eritrean at Calais When He Stopped and Tried to Save His Life

The collision happened on A16 road near northern French port on Sunday
Police say Eritrean migrant was part of group putting obstacles in the road
He was hit by car driven by British motorist who then informed authorities


Daily Mail UK, 12 October 2016


A British driver has been released without charge after a male migrant was run down and killed and his wife injured on a motorway near Calais, French prosecutors said.


The motorist - who has not yet been named - is said to have swerved to try and avoid a gang that was trying to stop traffic on the busy A16 road.

This is a common tactic used by UK-bound migrants who want to get aboard lorries and vans heading for the Channel Tunnel or ferries heading for England.


When the driver realised he had hit two people, he stopped to investigate but was immediately confronted by the mob of UK-bound migrants.





An Eritrean migrant has been killed in Calais after being hit by a car driven by a British motorist, it has emerged. Pictures show migrants on the A16 in Calais last year


The accident took place at junction 47 of the A16, which starts on the Belgian border and heads towards the Paris suburbs.

Pascal Marconville, the prosecutor in nearby Boulogne-sur-Mer, said:

'He stopped to try to rescue the victim but was violently attacked by several migrants and preferred to leave.'

Mr Marconville said the motorist drove to a police station at the entrance to the Channel Tunnel and gave a full statement.
He tested negative for alcohol and drugs, and his testament suggested the horrifying incident was caused by an accident.
Mr Marconville said the driver was not charged, and was free to carry on with his journey by early on Monday.





The accident took place at junction 47 of the A16, which starts on the Belgian border and heads towards the Paris suburbs



The drama unfolded on Sunday evening, as the driver headed towards Calais from the east on a particularly busy night on the roads.

'An Eritrean migrant was knocked over on Sunday at around 8.30pm,' said another investigating source. 'He was rushed to hospital in Calais but later died from his injuries at around 11pm.

'The man's wife, who is in her thirties, was also treated in hospital, but her condition is not life threatening.'
The dead man's wife - who, like her husband, has not been named - has been discharged from hospital in Calais and interviewed by police.

There are more than 10,000 migrants in the Calais and Dunkirk area who want to get to Britain to claim asylum.
Many make their way to the side of the A16 day and night, and try to get on board vehicles.

There has been an increase in attacks in recent weeks, with police and local government officials warning drivers to lock their doors.





The collision happened on the A16 (pictured) near the northern French port where thousands of people from the Middle East and African are camped trying to reach the UK



The migrants, many of whom are from Africa and the Middle East, take huge risks on the motorways.
This is the 14th death of a migrant from the Calais area since the beginning of the year, and many of the fatalities have been related to traffic accidents.

It came as France's Interior Minister travelled to London to insist that Britain takes up its 'moral duty' to look after unaccompanied young migrants stranded in Calais.

An impassioned Bernard Cazeneuve spoke out as his officials prepared to bulldoze the so-called Jungle shantytown in the Channel port town.

Demolition will mean 9000 people being displaced, and the fear is that children with no parents or other adult guardians will become even more vulnerable than they are already.

'There are many hundreds [of minors] in Calais with family in Britain, and we're compiling a precise list, and the British must take on their moral responsibilities,' said Mr Cazeneuve.

Speaking on Paris radio station RTL before heading for the UK, he explained: 'Britain is the country of human rights and so it has to take on its responsibilities.
'When minors are in Calais, and they have family in Britain, and when all cameras are pointed at these minors, then the British must assume their moral duty.'
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Migrant Who Died in Calais Ambush Threw Himself at Car Travelling at 40mph: Father and Son Involved in The Incident Say They Have Been Left Traumatised

  • The collision happened on A16 road near northern French port on Sunday
  • Nafthali Reichman and son ambushed by up to 50 migrants from Jungle
  • Mr Reichman, 63, said he and Abraham, 35, had been left traumatised
Daily Mail UK, 13 October 2016


The father of a British driver who accidentally knocked down and killed a migrant in Calais believes the desperate man tried to leap on to the bonnet as they travelled at 40mph.

Nafthali Reichman said he and his son Abraham have been left traumatised after being ambushed by up to 50 migrants from the notorious Jungle camp as they headed for the nearby Channel Tunnel terminal.

The 63-year-old said the man had hurled himself on to the bonnet and smashed the windscreen in a desperate attempt to get to the UK. He also believes the Eritrean may have had a weapon.





Nafthali Reichman said he and his son Abraham (pictured) have been left traumatised after being ambushed by up to 50 migrants from the notorious Jungle camp





The 63-year-old said the man had hurled himself on to the bonnet and smashed the windscreen in a desperate attempt to get to the UK. Abraham pictured in North London


As his son slowed down, the migrant fell off the car and ended up lying on the road, Mr Reichman said.
They decided to keep driving because they were terrified by a mob of migrants that surrounded the car.

‘It was unbelievably terrifying,’ said Mr Reichman, a jeweller from Stamford Hill in North London.
‘My son is traumatised and so am I. It happened in a split second. It was dark and suddenly someone jumped on to our car.

'He was on the bonnet and smashed the front windscreen. He could have had something in his hand.
‘Once the windscreen was broken we saw a whole gang of migrants coming towards us and one of them broke the left mirror. We knew we had no chance. It was
unbelievably frightening.’

The incident unfolded on Sunday night at 8.30pm on the A16 motorway as the pair were returning from visiting Mr Reichman’s sick brother in Antwerp.
The jeweller, who works for Goldstyle, the family business in Tottenham, said the migrant ‘disappeared from view’ after falling off the car.






‘At the time we didn’t have clue what happened,’ he said.
‘There were lots of people on the road around us. I could see at least 10, but there could have been more.
‘All I know is that is someone ended up on the floor. He was on the car. But he flew to the other side. It was terrifying.
'We could barely see out of the windscreen, but we just kept driving. It was very upsetting.’

Police said migrants had been trying to slow down traffic in order to clamber on to the tops of vehicles – a common tactic used by asylum-seekers in the Calais area determined to reach Britain.

Mr Reichman and his 35-year-old son, who is also a jeweller, reported the incident to a member of staff at the Channel Tunnel.
The pair then voluntarily went to the police station at the tunnel terminal to report the incident.

French police interviewed them for three hours and his son tested negative for alcohol and drugs.
They were released without charge and travelled as foot passengers on the Eurostar back to Britain.
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Update re: The Great Wall of Calais >Work Begins to Stop Migrant Thugs Sneaking onto Lorries

The 'Great Wall of Calais': Work Begins on Controversial £2.5m UK-Funded 13ft High Barrier to Stop Migrant Thugs Sneaking onto Lorries Crossing the Channel

  • The first concrete panels were moved into place by a crane on Saturday
  • Project began after a legal challenge from Mayor of Calais was overruled
  • The wall will run 0.6 miles along the motorway leading to the Channel port

Daily Mail UK, 17 October 2016


Work has begun on the so-called 'Great Wall of Calais' - a 13ft high concrete barrier aimed at stopping migrants jumping onto UK-bound lorries.


The £2.5million structure, which is being funded by British taxpayers, will run 0.6 miles along the motorway leading to the French port.
The first concrete panels were moved into place by a crane on Saturday, with construction expected to be completed by the end of the year.





Work has begun on the so-called 'Great Wall of Calais' - a 13ft high concrete barrier aimed at stopping migrants jumping onto UK-bound lorries





The £2.5million structure, which is being funded by British taxpayers, will run 0.6 miles along the motorway leading to the French port





The barrier stretches nearly a mile along the main motorway to the port (seen on the map above) between the Jungle and the port


A legal challenge to stop construction of the wall mounted by the Calais mayor was overruled by the local administration.
Natacha Bouchart initially favoured a wall but then said there was no need for one because the French government had promised to close down the Jungle camp.

The Road Haulage Association, which represents UK truck drivers, also came out against the project.
Spokeswoman Kate Gibbs said:

'Money would be much better spent on boosting security along the approach road.

'This is being called the Great Wall of Calais but what good will it do?
'We are telling our drivers not to stop within 150 miles of Calais so they are not targeted by migrants.'

But immigration minister Robert Goodwill said in September the wall would halt the flow of migrants and keep drivers safe.

The Home Office said the measure would stop stowaways using projectiles in attempts to 'disrupt, delay or even attack vehicles approaching the port'.

In July official figures showed that one migrant is caught trying to sneak into the UK every six minutes – with 84,088 detentions at UK borders last year







The first concrete panels were moved into place by a crane on Saturday, with construction expected to be completed by the end of the year





A legal challenge to stop construction of the wall mounted by the Calais mayor was overruled by the local administration





The Home Office said the measure would stop stowaways using projectiles in attempts to 'disrupt, delay or even attack vehicles approaching the port'


The start of construction work comes as unaccompanied migrant children from the Jungle began arriving in Britain.
The Calais prefecture confirmed that two dozen unaccompanied minors were already bound for a new life in Britain, where they had family members.

'Five Syrian minors and one Afghan minor have just been transferred to the United Kingdom,' a spokesman said.

The children have been living in squalid conditions in the camp, which houses up to 10,000 migrants from Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
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European Union Royal Navy Sent To Stop Multiple Migrant Crossings to UK

Royal Navy Sent 'to Prevent Migrant Crossings' in English Channel From France to UK

Multiple Migrants Trying to Reach The UK in Small Boats


BBC 5 Jan 2019


A Royal Navy patrol ship has been sent to the English Channel to deter migrant crossings, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.


Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said HMS Mersey would "help prevent migrants from making the dangerous journey".

The UK Border Force and French authorities are already patrolling the water - now, following a Home Office request, the navy has been sent in.

About 240 people have reached the UK in small boats since November.

Mr Williamson said HMS Mersey had been diverted from "routine operations" to the Strait of Dover.

HMS Mersey is normally used to carry out fishing patrols in UK waters and the Atlantic, ensuring boats and trawlers stick to internationally-agreed quotas.

Border Force currently has two coastal patrol vessels in the Channel, as well as two cutters, HMC Vigilant and HMC Searcher, which can rescue several boatloads of people at once.

The navy's involvement was requested by Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who said it would be an interim measure until two more Border Force cutters, HMC Protector and Seeker, are redeployed from the Mediterranean to UK waters.

Mr Javid said: "My focus continues to be on protecting the UK border and preventing loss of life in the Channel. For these reasons, the government has decided to deploy a navy vessel, HMS Mersey, to support our existing efforts."

The home secretary sparked controversy on Wednesday by questioning whether those making the risky crossing in small boats were "genuine" refugees.

Mr Javid also defended his decision to escalate the UK's response, saying that the number of attempted crossings had increased rapidly since October.

At least 239 people are known to have reached the UK in small boats since November, including 12 who were found off the Kent coast last week.
Where migrants have been discovered by authorities

On Tuesday, French police said they stopped 14 migrants attempting to cross the Channel from Boulogne - the latest in a growing number of people intercepted by the French authorities in the past month.

The UK government has agreed a joint action plan with France, which includes the return of HMC Protector and Seeker from patrols between Europe and northern Africa.
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European Union Kingpins Who Operate Channel Trafficking-Most DEADLY Human Trade

The Kingpins Who Operate The Channel Trafficking Rackets and The UK Lawyers Who Coach Asylum Seekers to Help Them Avoid Deportation


SUE REID provides detailed account of the Most Deadly Human Trade yet

  • One smuggler is a Kurdish sailor raised on Iran's Caspian Sea known for boating
  • His boss, also an Iranian from Caspian Sea, claims to live in the North of England
  • A record-breaking 416 migrants made it across the Channel on Wednesday
Daily Mail UK, 5 SEP 2020.




The migrant informants revealed that he was the pilot of a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) which set off from France on a calm winter’s day last year, with 34 migrants, including women and children, bound for the Kent coast (pictured). When we scrutinised that photo, our information from the migrants was correct. A man can clearly be seen at the helm (circled) in a black jacket with the same distinctive insignia and white mark on its sleeve, as well a heavy watch on his left wrist





We have also discovered the identity of the smuggler’s boss — let us call him ‘Mr Big’ — who is in charge of the north French coast smuggling operation




The suspected people smuggler we¿ve nicknamed ¿Black Jacket¿ on a migrant boat last year





Wearing a black bomber jacket bearing the distinctive insignia of the Chicago Bulls basketball team and with a chunky watch on his left wrist, this is the man at the centre of a people-smuggling gang making millions fleecing migrants for boat rides to Britain

He poses proudly for his picture outside the magnificent town hall in the French port of Calais.

Wearing a black bomber jacket bearing the distinctive insignia of the Chicago Bulls basketball team and with a chunky watch on his left wrist, this is the man at the centre of a people-smuggling gang making millions fleecing migrants for boat rides to Britain.

A fine sailor, he is a Kurd who was brought up on Iran’s Caspian Sea, which is renowned for its fishing and boating and where watercraft is taught from childhood.

The Mail has spent weeks investigating this smuggler after being given his name and shown his social media accounts and a photo of him by Iranian and Iraqi migrants waiting in Calais to cross the Channel earlier this year.

The migrant informants revealed that he was the pilot of a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) which set off from France on a calm winter’s day last year, with 34 migrants, including women and children, bound for the Kent coast.

Its arrival on February 18 caused a huge controversy because it contained the highest number of migrants in one craft that had ever made the illegal crossing at that time.

A photo of the overburdened vessel in the Channel was released by the French charity Societe Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer, the equivalent of our Royal National Lifeboat Institution, before the migrants were brought safely to Dover by Britain’s Border Force.

The migrant informants revealed that he was the pilot of a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) which set off from France on a calm winter’s day last year, with 34 migrants, including women and children, bound for the Kent coast (pictured). When we scrutinised that photo, our information from the migrants was correct. A man can clearly be seen at the helm (circled) in a black jacket with the same distinctive insignia and white mark on its sleeve, as well a heavy watch on his left wrist

It provided a second independent confirmation that he is an important cog in the cross-Channel people-smuggling trade.

The smuggler — whom we shall call Black Jacket — is believed to have been questioned by Border Force officers, along with the other 33 in the boat, when he arrived in Dover last year. But his current whereabouts are unknown, although he is not thought to have been arrested.

During our investigation, we found a lengthy silent video posted by Black Jacket on Instagram, showing an empty beach 30 minutes’ drive from Calais in the seaside village of Ambleteuse.

The migrants we have spoken to over many months say Ambleteuse has been overlooked by the French and British authorities seeking the launching beaches.

Crucially, the video was uploaded a month before the vessel carrying the 34 migrants arrived in Dover, and may have been the starting point for that illicit journey.

The video appears to be part of a reconnaissance by the boat driver. It may even have been posted as a way of guiding migrants for the crossings.

Meanwhile, we have also discovered the identity of the smuggler’s boss — let us call him ‘Mr Big’ — who is in charge of the north French coast smuggling operation.

We have also discovered the identity of the smuggler’s boss — let us call him ‘Mr Big’ — who is in charge of the north French coast smuggling operation

Like Black Jacket, it is posted on his personal social media site. In an astonishing piece of chutzpah, he is also pictured posing outside Calais town hall, wearing shorts and sporting a smile and a confident pose.

On his social media sites, Mr Big, also an Iranian Kurd from the Caspian Sea region, claims to live in the North of England. He has posted pictures of a boy, aged ten or 11, in a British primary school uniform. It is not known whether this child is a relative.

Mr Big is also pictured in Germany and at the Bull Ring shopping centre in Birmingham, less than half a mile from a migrants’ centre where hundreds of men — many Iranian and Iraqi boat arrivals — wait to hear if their asylum claims have been successful.

He is known to have spent much of his time in the Calais area in 2018 and 2019. ‘He was always here,’ an Iranian migrant told us. ‘He was next step down from chief of the entire operation run by Iranian Kurds out of Berlin, Paris, Brussels and England.

‘They bring migrants to Calais in batches. Once one group has left in a boat, the next arrives to wait.

‘The gangs are dangerous, with knives and guns. We don’t cross them — we do as they tell us.’

Even this week, with most of the world’s international travel channels floundering, the trafficking gangs continued to flourish. Indeed, the Home Office says 34 people smugglers have been convicted in British courts recently for facilitating illegal migration into the UK, by boat or plane, or in cars and lorries.

On Wednesday alone, a record-breaking 416 migrants made it across the Channel in 30 boats, eight of which evaded detection by both the French and British authorities. On the Kent shore, some of the men, women and children in these eight craft attempted to run from the beach to avoid Border Force officials and risk deportation.

Meanwhile, the scale of this escalating emergency was further revealed in new reports from the French Navy’s own operations, which show the enormous number of migrant boats being stopped as they leave from Calais and nearby beaches each day.

And in one near-miss incident on Thursday at 7.15am, P&O’s Pride of Kent ferry, sailing back to Dover, alerted the French authorities to seven migrants in difficulties in a small boat. They were rescued and returned to Calais.

The day before had seen an even bigger rescue operation. Eight boats, including a kayak, canoe, inflatable, a pleasure boat and a sailing dinghy only suitable for children under 15, had set off from the French coast.

The French rescued 53 migrants from the unsuitable craft and brought them back into Calais, Dunkirk and Boulogne ports throughout the day.

Yet this was only the tip of the iceberg. Former Royal Marine Dan O’Mahoney, the new Clandestine Channel Threat Commander appointed by Home Secretary Priti Patel to combat the crossings, this week told a House of Commons committee that a total of 200 boats were stopped by the French on Wednesday alone.

But what of the migrants when they arrive here, to the land of milk and honey they’ve been promised by the traffickers?

The truth is that eight in ten are refused asylum, according to Home Office chiefs this week. Under what are called Dublin regulations ratified by the EU, they should be returned to the country in Europe where they originally set foot and claimed asylum.

Yet only 185 of the thousands who have arrived by sea since October 2018 have been removed.

And we have learned that, after being deported, some simply return to Calais and try again on another boat for a second, or even a third, time.

Meanwhile, on this side of the Channel, the political fall-out is getting louder as the public demands tighter border controls and more deportations.

The Government blames the trafficking gangs, for very few migrants arrive in boats without the help of a people smuggler.

Most pay thousands of pounds for a seat on the illegal craft — money found by their relatives back home and transferred to the smugglers’ bank accounts.

Yet many of them soon discover this money doesn’t guarantee a permanent stay in Britain.

On Thursday, 11 Syrian migrants — believed to have been smuggled on boats from France — were returned to Madrid.

Their Home Office deportation flight was finally sanctioned after a judge dismissed ‘a large number of legal challenges’ from their lawyers at a hearing, conducted by Zoom, that went on until 2am, a few hours before the flight was due to leave.

Once in Madrid, the migrants, aged 18 to 45, said they had been ‘abandoned’ outside the Spanish capital’s airport and were left to sit in temperatures of 32c. They complained to The Guardian newspaper that they had no identity documents and were getting no help from the Spaniards.

Nine days ago, the Home Office was forced to abandon another deportation flight returning 23 migrants to Spain after human rights’ lawyers mounted myriad last-minute legal claims. They were considered by a judge from their home because there was insufficient time to organise an emergency live hearing in a courtroom.

The suspected people smuggler we’ve nicknamed ‘Black Jacket’ on a migrant boat last year

Three legal firms with an army of immigration lawyers successfully argued that some of the migrants were victims of trafficking and, therefore, could not be deported. This is a loophole that can delay failed asylum-seekers’ deportation for months and even years.

Under laws agreed with the EU, the potential trafficking victims must be placed in safe houses, often run by the Salvation Army on a multi-million-pound annual contract from the Government.

They are given enhanced weekly allowances, £20 above the £37 rate of an ordinary asylum-seeker, while being offered medical help, mental health support and access to free education services.

Toufique Hossain, director of immigration at Duncan Lewis, one of the three law firms mounting the anti-deportation challenge for some of the 23 on that cancelled flight, said: ‘If there are potential grounds for someone to be a victim of trafficking, the UK has to investigate it.’

Meanwhile, the Mail understands that failed asylum-seekers have been told by lawyers using the trafficking loophole to stay here, although they admit they struggle to collect concrete evidence to support their claims.

Two Iraqi boat arrivals now live in a safe house in the East of England. The duo told the Mail: ‘We had our asylum cases rejected twice. We turned to our lawyers for help. We were expecting deportation. They said we should say we had been trafficked on the way to your country. It would delay us being thrown out. We filled in the forms with their help and an interpreter was provided.’

One of the men, aged 29, added: ‘I am having trouble getting evidence that I was trafficked. I have sent messages to friends I made on my journey hoping they will come up with ideas to help. Yet I can stay in a safe house with food and a bed.

‘I am told it may take until the end of 2021 for a decision on whether I stay or leave.’

The smuggling gangs, of course, tell the migrants nothing of the reality of life in Britain as they send them off on boats and wait for the ‘ticket’ fee of thousands of pounds a seat to drop into their bank accounts.

As Britain’s anti-Channel boat supremo Mr O’Mahoney told the Commons committee this week: ‘We hear a lot of stories about migrants literally forced on to boats, who have no idea where they are when they get to the UK.’

No doubt some of these unfortunates will have been duped by the likes of Black Jacket and Mr Big, who have little to lose but a lot to gain as they — along with other traffickers on the French coast — continue to go about their evil work.


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Movies Deadliest Day of Migrant Crisis -More Than 27 Migrants Die

Deadliest Day of Migrant Crisis -More Than 27 Migrants Die in Channel

Channel migrants: PM calls on France to take back people who make crossing

Smuggler shot migrant in the kneecaps when he refused to board boat

Ministers told to stop ‘playing politics’ over Channel deaths

BBC News 26 NOV 202










Volunteers tell of pulling dead bodies out of the water and reveal brutal tactics used by human traffickers on the night 27 died in Channel




Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on France to agree to "take back" people who cross the Channel to the UK.

The PM said he had written to French President Emmanuel Macron setting out five steps to "move further and faster" to avoid a repeat of Wednesday's tragedy where 27 people died.

UK government officials are due to attend talks in Calais later.

However, France has cancelled a meeting between Home Secretary Priti Patel and her French counterpart.

She had been due to hold talks with French interior minister Gérald Darmanin in Calais on Sunday.

In a statement, the French interior ministry said: "We consider Boris Johnson's public letter unacceptable and in opposition with discussions between counterparts.

"As a consequence, Priti Patel is not invited any more to the meeting on Sunday which will still take place between France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and the EU commission."

Wednesday's incident marked the biggest loss of life by drowning in the English Channel on record and included 17 men, seven women - one of whom was pregnant - and three children.

In his letter to Mr Macron, the prime minister outlined five steps he wanted to see taken:

"An agreement with France to take back migrants who cross the Channel through this dangerous route would have an immediate and significant impact," Mr Johnson said.

However, the BBC's Paris correspondent Lucy Williamson said his suggestions would "be hard for France to swallow".

On Thursday, Ms Patel told the Commons there was "no quick fix" to tackle the issue but said she had spoken to her French counterpart to offer to put more officers on the ground and had continued to push for joint patrols of the Channel.

She said it was important to address "long-term pull factors" and stop criminal gangs who treat people as "cargo".

But Calais MP Pierre-Henri Dumont dismissed the idea of joint patrols as "crazy" and said it would not change anything along the vast shoreline.

Mr Darmanin said regional prosecutors had launched an investigation into aggravated manslaughter after Wednesday's loss of life.

He said two survivors were in a critical condition in a French hospital, where they are being treated for severe hypothermia. One is Iraqi and the other Somali, he told RTL radio.

It comes after more people continued to attempt the crossing. A group wearing life jackets were seen huddled together onboard a lifeboat near Dover on Thursday.

Mr Macron has called an emergency meeting of European ministers to discuss how to stop the crossings.

He said France was going to ask for "extra help" from the British, adding that despite authorities telling migrants they were able to stay in France, they wanted to reach the UK.

The UK signed an agreement in July to pay France €62.7m (£54m) during 2021-22 to help secure the borders, but the number of people making the crossing has continued to rise.

Since the start of the year, 1,552 smugglers have been arrested in northern France and 44 smuggler networks dismantled, Mr Macron said.

Despite this, he said 47,000 attempted Channel crossings to the UK took place this year and 7,800 people were rescued.








Charles Devos, volunteer for the French National Sea Rescue organisation SNSM, was one of the first to reach the scene of Wednesday's tragedy after getting a mayday call from the coastguard.

He told French radio station Delta FM he and his crew picked up six bodies that were drifting in the water.

"We passed next to an inflatable boat that was completely deflated. What little air remained was keeping it afloat. I don't know if there were children, but we picked up [the body of] a pregnant woman and a young man who was around 18 or 20," he said.

"It's hard to say, but I was expecting this, we know it would end in tragedy, and today sadly that's the case."










Asylum claims made in the UK have risen to the highest level in nearly 20 years, with 37,562 applications in the year to September.

The Dover Strait is the busiest shipping lane in the world and has claimed many lives of people trying to cross in inflatable dinghies.

Record numbers of migrants are making the crossing from France to the UK and it is thought at least 10 other people had died in the past few weeks while attempting to cross.

This year more than 25,700 migrants have arrived in the UK by boat, more than three times the 8,469 that did so in 2020.

While the number coming across the Channel by boat has soared, that is only part of the picture regarding migrants - as this year has seen far fewer using other strategies to enter the country undetected.



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Dover UK Migrant Centre: Man Found Dead Near Scene of Fire Attack

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A man has been found dead after incendiary devices were thrown at a Home Office migrant centre in Dover.

BBC News 31 Oct 2022











A group of migrants at the centre following the incident

Two or three devices - described as petrol bombs by a witness - were thrown by the suspect, who was found dead at a nearby petrol station shortly later.

Another device found in the man's car was later made safe by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit.


Two people who had been inside the centre suffered minor injuries in the attack.

Kent Police, which is leading the investigation, is not currently treating the incident as terrorism.

Home Secretary Suella Braverman described the attack as "distressing".

A photographer with Reuters news agency who witnessed the incident reported a man had thrown petrol bombs with fireworks attached before taking his own life.

Dover MP Nathalie Elphicke also said she understood the suspect had killed himself.

Police had been called at 11.22 GMT on Sunday to The Viaduct, Dover, where the devices thrown by the suspect had started a fire.

Speaking to LBC radio, Ms Elphicke said the motivation of the perpetrator was so far unknown, but the centre is "a well-known facility" where small boats arrive before people are taken 20 miles away to the Manston asylum processing centre in Kent.

The Dover site remained open but around 700 suspected migrants were moved to Manston - about 15 miles (24 km) away - for their safety during the initial stages of the police investigation.

Migrants were at the immigration centre following the incident in Dover

Posting to Twitter earlier, Ms Braverman said: "I am receiving regular updates on the situation.

"My thoughts are with those affected, the tireless Home Office staff and police responding. We must now support those officers as they carry out their investigation."

Conservative Dover MPMs Elphickesaid she was "absolutely shocked and appalled" by the incident and that "tensions have been rising" over the numbers of migrants arriving in the town.

"I have expressed my concerns over security of the centre in Dover," she said. "I don't think this is the appropriate place for a migrant-receiving centre. Dover is an extremely busy and open port."

Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick - who visited the Manston facility on Sunday - said he was being updated on the incident by Kent Police.

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UK Migrant Centre Like a Zoo, Says Asylum Seeker


Conditions at an overcrowded migrant centre in Kent were akin to living in a prison or a zoo, a recent resident has told the BBC.

BBC 2 NOV 2022.







Ahmed - not his real name - said people at the Manston processing centre were treated like "animals" with 130 people forced to share a single large tent.

More than 4,000 migrants have reportedly been held at the camp - meant to host 1,600 - in recent days.





But Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick has insisted numbers are coming down.

Ahmed - who left the centre on Monday after 24 days there - described being forced to sleep on the floor, and being prevented from going to the toilet, taking a shower or going outside for exercise.

He told the BBC that he fled his home country in search of freedom and to avoid persecution, saying that he had been living in fear for his life.

But after arriving in the UK and at the centre, Ahmed said people were prevented from calling their families to let them know they had made the crossing to the UK safely.

"For the 24 days I'm in there, I can't call to my family to say to them I'm dead, I'm living - they don't know anything about me," he said.

"All people in there, they have a family. They should know what is happening to us."

Manston, a former military base in Kent, opened as a processing centre in February for the growing number of migrants reaching the UK in small boats. Migrants are meant to be held there for short periods of time while undergoing security and identity checks.

They are then supposed to be moved into the Home Office's asylum accommodation system, which often means a hotel due to a shortage of available accommodation.

But Manston became even more crowded at the weekend when 700 migrants were sent there from another centre in Dover, which was firebombed.

Several hundred asylum seekers were relocated from the Manston centre on Tuesday, according to one of the MPs in Kent, Conservative Sir Roger Gale.


More will leave throughout the week he said, tweeting: "This must never be allowed to happen again."


Mr Jenrick tweeted on Tuesday that the numbers of migrants held at the centre had "fallen substantially".

"Unless we receive an unexpectedly high number of migrants in small boats in the coming days, numbers will fall significantly this week," he said. "It's imperative that the site returns a sustainable operating model and we are doing everything we can to ensure that happens swiftly."

But the British Red Cross said "the serious problems at Manston are indicative of the wider issues facing the asylum system".

A huge number of migrants have arrived in the UK this year. So far this year, there have been almost 40,000 arrivals in Kent - with nearly 1,000 crossing the Channel on Saturday alone.




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Don't Blame Us For UK Border Problems, Says Albanian PM

Albania's PM has accused the UK of scapegoating his citizens to excuse its "failed policies" on borders and migration.

At the moment, the vast majority of those being sent back to Albania are convicted criminals who've served prison sentences


BBC 3 NOV 2022.






Almost 40,000 people have crossed the Channel in small boats so far this year




Edi Rama told the BBC Home Secretary Suella Braverman's remarks this week that the UK was being invaded would fuel xenophobia.

"This kind of language is not a policy, is not a programme," he added.

Albanians are now the biggest group of those crossing the English Channel in small boats.

Ms Braverman - who said on Monday southern England was facing an "invasion" of migrants - has also accused "many" Albanians of "abusing our modern slavery laws".

Last week, MPs were told 12,000 Albanians had arrived in the UK after crossing the Channel so far this year, compared to 50 in 2020.

Of these 10,000 were men - representing 1% of Albania's adult male population.

In an interview with BBC Newsnight, Mr Rama said Ms Braverman's "invasion" comment was "crazy" and he had found it "impossible to not react".

He added: "It's not about one person. It's about the climate that has been created, and it's about finding scapegoats and blaming others".

"It's not about Albanians or aliens or gangsters, but it's about failed policies on borders and on crime."

"This kind of language is not a policy, is not a programme, is not a vision. [It] is nothing but fuelling xenophobia and targeting, singling out a community".

"I admire everything that Britain represents. But I really am disgusted about this kind of politics that at the end is doomed to fail."

It comes after Mr Rama tweeted earlier that the UK was "discriminating" against Albanians to distract from "policy failures".

Asked about those comments, Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick said he wanted a "productive relationship" with Mr Rama.

"But it's also true that Albania is a demonstrably safe country, and the vast majority of people coming from Albania are young males," he told ITV.

"It is a good example of economic migrants, of the kind that we as a country should be trying our best to deter," he added.
'Horrible word'

Last week, Mr Jenrick said the government was looking at setting up a "bespoke route" for Albanians to have their immigration cases heard more quickly so they could be returned to Albania if their claims were unsuccessful.

But speaking on Sky News, Mr Jenrick said the UK must prioritise people in "genuine danger".

"I want to have a constructive and productive relationship with our Albanian friends," Mr Jenrick said. "But it is correct that a quarter of people who've come in small boats have come from Albania this year, and the NCA, our National Crime Organisation, has said that a very significant proportion of serious organised crime is emanating from those individuals."

On Monday, Ms Braverman agreed with suggestions by Conservative MP Lee Anderson that "Albanian criminals" were leaving a safe country to come to the UK.

He said if accommodation in the UK was not good enough for them, they could "get on a dinghy and go straight back to France".

Writing on Twitter, Mr Rama accused the home secretary of engaging in a "rhetoric of crime that ends up punishing the innocent".

United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Volker Türk has also criticised Ms Braverman's "invasion" comments - saying it was "a horrible word" and politicians had to make sure their language did not "add fuel to the fire on issues that are about human beings".


Analysis by Dominic Casciani, Home and Legal Correspondent

At the moment, the vast majority of those being sent back to Albania are convicted criminals who've served prison sentences - people who would expect to be deported under long-standing arrangements.


These are not the same people who have crossed the English Channel in recent months and sought asylum or filed human trafficking claims.

While the Home Office regards Albania as a safe country, if someone makes a plausible asylum claim it has to be considered.

That means these individuals would not be sent back until they have gone through the system and lost their case - a process that could take years.

The Home Office has an enormous in-tray of 101,000 unresolved asylum cases. The backlog has grown because case workers are taking more and more time to decide cases. This has been worsening for four years - and it's not clear what the four home secretaries over that period have done to fix it.

Hence the reason immigration policy experts and Albania's prime minister say the crisis in Kent is one of the government's own making.

Albania is considered a "safe country" by the UK and is listed as a "designated state" under UK law, meaning there is generally "no serious risk of persecution" for people living there.

However, it is thought some Albanian migrants make asylum claims on the grounds that they have been trafficked to the UK.

Currently Albanians are the nationality most commonly referred for trafficking support in the UK.

Harjap Bhangal, an immigration lawyer, told BBC Newsnight that Albanians were being "targeted" by gangs, resulting in the high numbers travelling to the UK.

"Gangs are targeting Albanians and they're saying, 'Well, hold on, you want a better life. If you want to claim asylum in the UK, we can get you that'," Mr Bhangal said.

Some 7,627 Albanians claimed asylum in the UK in the year up to June, more than double the number the previous year.

Albanians are less likely to be granted asylum than other nationalities, with the current rate at 53% compared with 76% for other nationalities.

But the latest figures will not include most of those who have arrived this year, as very few of these individuals will have had their asylum applications considered yet.

In 2022 - in the months to June - 440 people were returned to Albania from immigration detention centres. Almost all were single adult men.

Albanians also represented the highest number of foreign offenders sent back in the year to March 2022.





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Channel Crossings: Albanian Migrants Recruited to The UK by Gangs

The BBC has heard evidence that Albanian drug gangs are using the migrant camps of northern France as a recruitment ground, offering to pay the passage of those prepared to work in the UK drugs industry on arrival.

Posing as an Albanian migrant, we contacted two people-smugglers advertising for clients on the video-sharing platform TikTok.


BBC News 4 NOV 2022.




Albanians account for almost a third of the 39,000 people who have arrived in small boats so far this year, according to UK government figures.

Senior police and immigration officials on both sides of the Channel are worried by the growing role of Albanian middlemen in facilitating crossings.





Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has accused the UK of scapegoating his fellow citizens to excuse its "failed policies" on borders and migration.

The BBC has seen how towns near the Albanian capital Tirana have been left almost empty, and how many young Albanians were being lured to the French coast.

In the French town of Dunkirk this summer, eyewitnesses say Albanians occupied part of the main migrant camp there.

And small hotels around the station - like Hotel Bretagne and Le Lion d'Or - are now established staging posts for Albanian migrants: their doors permanently closed, no staff in sight, a 24-hour phone number pinned to the glass.

These are some of the places Albanian middlemen wait for clients - acting as a critical link with the small boat crossings dominated by Iraqi-Kurdish networks.

"In France, there are people who wait for you," one Albanian man told me, after reaching the UK by small boat this summer. "Everybody in the world knows where to go, if you want to get to England."

Everybody in the world knows where to go, if you want to get to England.
---Albanian migrant Speaking to the BBC



From the street outside Dunkirk station, we spot Kevi at the window of his second-floor room at Le Lion d'Or, as he smokes a cigarette. A new arrival from Albania, 20 years old, and full of nervous energy for the trip ahead.

After just a couple of days here, he has already found someone to organise his crossing and is waiting for the call to leave.

"The weather's no good," he says. "We have to wait maybe two more days."

For Albanian nationals like Kevi, getting to northern France is easy; they have the right to enter the EU as tourists for up to three months without a visa.

Most arrive by bus or car, urged on by adverts on social media promising help from middlemen on the ground in Brussels, Paris, Calais or Dunkirk.

Both responded within half an hour, with options to pay in France or in England, and guidance for getting to Belgium or France, where a fixer would make contact. The message from both of them was: "It's easy."

"The middlemen approach you and you just go with the cheapest offer," Eraldo Harkicaj, an Albanian journalist, told me.

Eraldo recently posed undercover as a migrant for Albania's Piranja TV channel. He said most Albanian middlemen stayed away from the main migrant camp in Dunkirk, where Kurdish and other networks wield control.

"When we were inside the camp, we realised that the Albanians did not have any real power. Everything was run by Kurds," Eraldo told me. "The whole organisation in the camp and the transportation of people towards England was done by the Kurds."




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France Suspends Migrant Deal With Italy Over Boat Row

France has suspended a plan to take in 3,500 refugees currently in Italy after Rome refused to let a migrant rescue ship disembark on its shores.

BBC News 11 NOV 2022.





Tensions between the two neighbours have escalated since Italy's new government barred the Ocean Viking ship from docking with 230 migrants.



France has denounced the "unacceptable behaviour", but Italy insists it has been taking in its share of migrants.

The boat will be allowed to dock on Friday in the French port of Toulon.

The charity that runs the vessel, SOS Méditerranée, said it was both relieved by the French decision and angry that for three weeks those on board had been let down by Europe's "dramatic failure".

French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin warned of "extremely severe consequences for our bilateral relations" with Italy. For a start, France would not take in 3,500 refugees it had earlier agreed with Italy to accept in protest at Rome's actions. He also said France would take measures to strengthen controls on the border with Italy.

His Italian counterpart, Matteo Piantedosi, later hit back - saying his neighbour's actions were "totally incomprehensible" as Italy had taken in some 90,000 migrants this year alone. He questioned "why Italy should willingly accept something that others are not willing to accept".

Italy's right-wing government came to power last month under Giorgia Meloni, who before she became prime minister vowed to blockade migrant boats trying to leave North Africa for Italy.

The Ocean Viking was one of four charity ships that sailed for Italy with a total of more than 500 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean.

Those on board the other three ships were eventually allowed to disembark at Italian ports, but only after initial refusals. At one point three of those on board the Geo Barents rescue boat leapt into the water to reach land.

Ocean Viking was denied entry into port and SOS Méditerranée said its 43 requests to Italian authorities met with no response.

It sailed on towards Corsica and four people on board were airlifted to hospital on Thursday morning. SOS Méditerranée, cited by AFP, said one of the migrants on the ship was in an unstable condition and had not reacted to treatment since late October.

The French interior minister then announced the others would be allowed to leave the ship at the naval base in Toulon on an "exceptional" basis.

A third of passengers would be "relocated" to France, he said, while another third would be sent to Germany and the others shared out between EU member states.

He went on to criticise Rome's "reprehensible" attitude and stressed the migrants had been picked up in Italy's search-and-rescue zone in the Mediterranean.

The European Commission said on Wednesday that the ship should be able to immediately disembark at the nearest place of safety.

In a statement, it did not mention Italy or France by name, but said there was a "clear and unequivocal" legal obligation to rescue distressed persons at sea.

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen reacted angrily to France's decision to allow the Ocean Viking to disembark in Toulon, accusing President Emmanuel Macron of a dramatic show of lenience towards "massive and anarchic immigration".



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Migration Plan to End Hotel Britain

UK Strikes Revised Deal With France on Channel Migrants


BBC News 14 NOV 2022.









The UK will pay France £8m more a year under a revised deal to try to stop people crossing the English Channel in small boats.



The money will pay for increased surveillance of French beaches, while UK police officers will also be able to observe patrols within France.

French officers patrolling the coast to try to stop people setting off will rise from 200 to 300 over five months.

PM Rishi Sunak said he was "confident" the crossings could be brought down.

However, he warned there was no "single thing" that could "fix" the situation, promising "even greater cooperation" with France in the months ahead.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called the deal a "small step in the right direction," but said more need to be done to tackle people smuggling.

The government is coming under increasing pressure to reduce journeys across the Channel, which have risen to record levels this year.

More than 40,000 people have crossed in small boats so far this year, including 1,800 this weekend alone, according to official figures.

Under the new agreement, signed by Home Secretary Suella Braverman in Paris, the UK will pay France £63m this year, up from £55m last year


It will cover:

investment in drones, night vision equipment, and CCTV in French ports to try and prevent crossings
funding for detection dogs at ports to identify people trying to enter the UK in lorries
investment in reception and removal centres in France


UK observers will be embedded in French control rooms, and French observers embedded in UK control rooms, to help inform each other's deployments.

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said the UK wanted to "significantly" reduce the number of crossings - but declined to set a target for reductions.






Analysis by Dominic Casciani, home and legal correspondent


Today's announcement may shift some officers closer to frontline decision-making - but it's not clear how the deal helps the UK to solve three pressing issues.

Firstly, those new British teams (on top of those deployed since 2018) will only be observers.

They have no operational powers, so even if more boats and smugglers are intercepted, they can't tell the French what to do with individual migrants who we know may try more than once to cross.

Secondly, some critics say the UK needs to look for a bigger continental-wide deal. But it chose not to be part of the EU's irregular migrant management policies, as part of Brexit.

The final big challenge is on the UK side of the English Channel. The Home Office's day-to-day battle to find somewhere to accommodate those who survive the sea is directly linked to the department's huge backlogs and the delays in dealing with those who arrived before them.

Sir Keir Starmer welcomed the deal, but said there was "much more that needs to be done". "We need the National Crime Agency working upstream to tackle the people smuggling in the first place," he told reporters.

He also criticised the "desperate state" of asylum application processing in the UK, adding most people would be "shocked" by official figures showing that only 4% of asylum claims by migrants who crossed the Channel last year have been processed.

Franck Dhersin, mayor of Teteghem near the coastal town of Dunkirk, said the increase in crossings this year had come despite "a lot of police" watching the coast.

"We are talking about 175km of beaches and dunes, where it is very easy to hide," he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

Natalie Elphicke, the Conservative MP for Dover, called the new deal "more of the same," adding it "falls far short of what is needed".

"The only thing that will tackle this issue is making sure that the boats are stopped in France before they get in the water," she added.





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Nurses Are Paying Price of Migrant Crisis: Nurses' Hotel Accommodation to be Used by Asylum Seekers

Overseas Nurses studying for UK qualifications so they can work in NHS are being turfed out of hotels for asylum seekers to move in


Foreign nurses studying for UK qualifications were given a month to move out
Move from Home Office threatens to deepen the staffing crisis at trust affected
York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust had been forced to recruit from abroad but plans could see them forced out of hotels

Comes as Suella Braverman signed £63million deal to tackle migrant crisis

BBC 15 NOV 2022.





Nurses living in two hotels are being forced to move out to make way for asylum seekers, according to a hospital trust.



York Hospital hires rooms at two city centre hotels for overseas nurses to use while they take their exams.

The Home Office has booked out the hotels to house asylum seekers and the hospital said it was struggling to find alternative accommodation for nurses.

The government has been approached for a comment.

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals Trust pays for accommodation for overseas nurses while they take the exams necessary to allow them to work in the UK.

There are currently 82 foreign nurses in one York hotel, with 17 more set to arrive in December, a hospital board meeting was told.
'Very vulnerable'

Polly McMeekin, director of workforce at the hospital, said the trust had initially been given four weeks to vacate two hotels because the Home Office wanted to use them for "the next couple of years".

She said the trust objected and it was then given until December to vacate the rooms.

"York has a dearth of accommodation," added Ms McMeekin. "[This] leaves us with no other accommodation - we've explored the military, we've explored universities."

The move would leave the hospital in a "very vulnerable" position, she said.

"This is a vulnerability in our international recruitment pipeline, which is obviously a significant element of the trust priority plan."

The recruitment of nurses from abroad is a key part of the hospital's workforce plans, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

There were around 130 nursing vacancies across the trust in September. Hospital leaders hope this will be reduced to about 50 by December.




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UK Net Migration Hits All-Time Record at 504,000

UK net migration hit 504,000 in the year to June - the highest figure ever recorded, The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates.


BBC News 25 NOV





The rise is driven by people arriving legally from outside the EU and the resumption of post-pandemic travel.

Reception of Afghan and Ukrainian refugees and people from Hong Kong are other factors.

The government has promised to cut net migration - the difference between the numbers entering and leaving the UK.





Today's figures will intensify debates over the role of overseas workers into the UK economy and wider labour market - weeks after Home Secretary Suella Braverman said she wanted to resurrect a repeatedly missed government target to reduce net migration to below 100,000.

That aim, set by former prime minister David Cameron and supported by Theresa May, was dropped by Boris Johnson who said he would reduce the level while ensuring businesses had access to the skills they needed.

Home Secretary Suella Braverman said the record numbers were "understandable" given the circumstances in Ukraine, Afghanistan and Hong Kong, and the "generosity of the British people".

"But the public rightly expect us to control our borders and we remain committed to reducing migration over time," she said.

Ms Braverman said the current level of migration was putting pressure on accommodation and housing supply, as well as health, education and other public services.

Graphic showing EU, non-EU and British migration over time - non-EU migration rises over 500,000 in the year ending June 2022, British migration is broadly flat, while EU net migration dips into the negative more recently











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France FINALLY Ramps up Channel Migrant Patrolling

France says it is increasing the number of rescue boats in the English Channel to deal with the growing number of migrants trying to reach the UK -The UK are paying them £MILLIONS to do so...

BBC News 9 DEC 2022.




Two additional vessels are being deployed in what the French Coastguard describes as an "unprecedented" move.

It follows criticism of the French response to the incident in November 2021 in which 27 people drowned trying to cross to the UK in a dinghy.

More than 40,000 people have made such crossings this year - a record number.




The French Coastguard says the Lapérouse survey vessel has just arrived in the port of Calais, while the Kermorvan patrol ship will be there in the next few days.

It says that their deployment will strengthen the coastguard's rescue capabilities in the Channel-North Sea sector.




Last month, the UK agreed to increase payments to France by £8m ($10m) more a year to £63m to try to stop channel crossings in small boats.

The money will pay for increased surveillance of French beaches, while UK police officers will also be able to observe patrols within France




It is thought French officers patrolling the coast will rise in number from about 250 to 350 over five months.

The higher numbers of migrants making the crossing this year of the Channel (known as La Manche in France) has been partly blamed on a big rise in the number of Albanian nationals making the journey.

So far this year 12,000 Albanians have arrived in the UK using small boats, compared with just 50 in 2020.



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Four People Dead And Another 40 Rescued in English Channel as Migrant Boat Sinks

Britain has seen yet another migrant tragedy in its waters today as a boat carrying between 40 and 50 people got into trouble in icy cold waters - four have tragcially died while 43 have been rescued in the early hours off the coast of Kent


BBC News 15 DEC 2022.













English Channel: Number of people rescued from inflatable boat

Four migrants have died and more than 40 were rescued after a boat sank in the middle of the English Channel - sparking a desperate rescue mission.


Rescuers pulled people from the icy water this morning, including a number being airlifted after the boat sank five miles off the coast of Dungeness in Kent.

The boat, which was carrying up to 50 people, got into difficulty in icy waters during sub-zero temperatures in the early hours of this morning - with the coastguard and navy ships racing to the scene.


Temperatures last night were said to be -4C as rescue boats and ambulances were called at about 3am before launching crews off the coast.

Images from Dover today showed those who had been rescued, including small children.

Opening Prime Minister's Questions, Rishi Sunak expressed his “sorrow” at the “capsizing of a small boat” in the English Channel, telling MPs there had been a “tragic loss of human life”.
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Will Asylum Seekers be Sent to Rwanda After High Court Ruling?

Home Secretary Braverman says she wants to deliver Rwanda deportations at scale as soon as possible


BBC News 20 DEC 2022.


The government's plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda was supposed to deter people from trying to cross the Channel to reach the UK on small boats.


40,000 have done so this year.


But the first flight to the east African country in June was grounded after legal challenges.

Today, though, senior judges ruled the policy was lawful and Home Secretary Suella Braverman said she was “committed” to making it work...


The home secretary has reaffirmed her commitment to sending people seeking refuge in the UK on a one-way ticket to Rwanda after the high court ruled on Monday that the policy was lawful. In a judgment that could have significant ramifications for Rishi Sunak’s government, an application from asylum seekers, aid groups and a border officials’ union to stop the Conservative government from acting on a deportation agreement with the central African country has been dismissed.
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Knowsley: Three Arrested After Protest at Merseyside Asylum Seeker Hotel

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder following clashes outside a hotel providing refuge for asylum seekers on Merseyside.


BBC 11 FEB 2023




A burnt out police van





Crowds of people around on a street looking towards a fire in the distance

Videos posted on social media showed crowds gathered near the Suites Hotel in Knowsley and a police van on fire.

Merseyside Police said officers had been dealing with what they described as an "initially peaceful protest".



The force said missiles had been thrown but there were no reports of injuries.

The Suites Hotel is located in the Ribblers Lane area of Knowsley and the protest is believed to have been sparked by a video on social media which was filmed near the hotel.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul White said the incident was "completely unacceptable" and put "those present, our officers and the wider community in danger".

"For officers and police vehicles to be damaged in the course of their duty protecting the public is disgraceful," he said.

The three people who were arrested have been taken to police stations for questioning.

Chief Constable of Merseyside Police Serena Kennedy said there would be "an increased police presence" over the weekend.


At The Scene

The husk of a police van lies burnt to the metal outside the gates of the Suites Hotel.



From a window, a man staying at the hotel peers down at the debris below. Bottles, paving stones, rocks and sticks litter the roads, the aftermath of the violence.

Police allow me through to see what happened but only when they've taken three young men they've just arrested into the back of a waiting police van which then drives off.

On the road, a piece of paper flutters by. "This is our city" it says, hinting at the issues which may be involved in this protest.

Police are continuing to review evidence of the incident, and are asking the public to contact them directly with any evidence, rather than posting it on social media.

Officers initially arrived at about 18:30 GMT, with additional officers later sent to the area.

A number of road closures have been in place on the East Lancs Road and police urged motorists to avoid the area.

Knowsley MP Sir George Howarth has called for calm, saying: "I have referred an alleged incident posted on social media, which has triggered a demonstration outside the Suites Hotel, to Merseyside Police and Knowsley Council.

"Until the police have investigated the matter, it is too soon to jump to conclusions and the effort on the part of some to inflame the situation is emphatically wrong."

Sir George added: "Those demonstrating against refugees at this protest tonight do not represent this community."

Merseyside's police commissioner Emily Spurrell, who oversees Merseyside Police and is appointed through a public vote, said the incident was "deeply shocking" and added "there is absolutely no excuses for this".

Clare Mosley, founder of refugee charity Care4Calais, told the BBC she had been part of a counter-protest in solidarity with migrants. She said she was "deeply shocked and shaken" witnessing protesters angry at migrants in the hotel, she described as "far-right", break through police lines and surround the hotel around 20:15.





There is a large police prescence in the area


The BBC is yet to establish the nature of the protest.

She claimed: "The far-right people were very organised and very violent. They got into a police riot van and they set it on fire and it blew up.

"They started fighting with all the police...

"Some of the police cars got damaged as well, a couple of the police got hurt with bricks and things.

"The problem was they couldn't get us [counter-protesters] out. We were barricaded in a car park. We were stuck there for ages, whilst the police were fighting in different areas."

She added: "My greatest concern is whether the police can keep people in this hotel safe both tonight and in the future."

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Merseyside Police Confirmed That THIRTY People Were Now Arrested on Suspicion of Violent Disorder.

Police van set on fire in violent protests outside Knowsley hotel housing asylum seekers


BBC 12 FEB 2023




A police van burned during violent clashes outside a hotel in Merseyside housing asylum seekers on Friday, 10 February.


Anti-refugee demonstrators gathered outside the Suites Hotel, Knowsley, with a counter-protest by pro-migrant groups.

“During the evening, missiles have been thrown towards officers and damage caused to a police vehicle. No injuries have been reported at this time”, a police statement said.

“Those demonstrating against refugees at this protest tonight do not represent this community,” Knowsley MP Sir George Howarth said.

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At Least 60 Migrants Including Newborn Dead After Boat Falls Apart off Coast of Italy

WARNING: DISTRESSING IMAGES Around 30 bodies were seen floating in the rough seas off the southern coast of Italy this morning, with rescue officials saying they expect the death toll to rise through the day. The victims, who were from Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan, included a number of children, officials said


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At least 60 migrants have been killed after the vessel carrying them sunk off the coast of Italy.

The Italian coast guard spotted about 30 bodies after a migrant boat broke apart in rough seas off the southern coast of Italy's mainland, state radio reported this morning.


Quoting unidentified port authorities near the coastal town of Crotone, in Calabria, the toe of the Italian peninsula, RAI said the fishing boat was carrying around 250 migrants when it ran into trouble at dawn Sunday.

Local media reported that the search for survivors continues, but around 80 have been recovered so far, according to the coastguard.

The death roll rose from 27 to 60 in a matter of hours as the coastguard scoured the waves for corpses.
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Suella Braverman Promises to Send Boat Migrants to Rwanda by Summer

Suella Braverman plans to deport migrants to Rwanda by summer as country ‘ready to take thousands’

Suella Braverman visits site yet to house deported asylum seekers in Rwanda


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Braverman shakes hands with Rwandan foreign minister Vincent Biruta in Kigali


Suella Braverman is making plans to deport migrants to Rwanda by the summer, while the government in Kigali said it was “ready to absorb the thousands that will come from the UK”.


A Home Office source said “we are certainly working towards getting the flights off before the summer”, adding that the home secretary acknowledged the schedule was dependent on pending legal battles.

In her first trip to the central African nation as home secretary, Ms Braverman on Saturday visited facilities being built to house people removed from Britain.

Speaking to reporters in the country’s capital, she said she would wait for a Court of Appeal hearing on the policy next month before deciding whether flights could depart by summer.

The government has expanded the agreement with Rwanda to incorporate all those illegally entering the UK as opposed to solely asylum seekers.

The addition to the deal is to be put in place to ensure illegal entrants would be detained and swiftly removed under the Illegal Migration Bill, regardless of the claim they bring – whether that be asylum, human rights, modern slavery or none.

No migrants have been relocated to the country so far after the deal was signed last April by Ms Braverman’s predecessor Priti Patel, and several people from countries including Iran, Iraq and Syria have launched challenges against plans to send them there.


After Saturday’s tour of potential housing facilities, Ms Braverman said: “I think that Rwanda is clearly ready.”

Migrants arriving from the UK would be housed in hostels and hotels in the short term, before moving onto long-term housing arrangements, with properties equipped with gardens, off-street parking and capacity for fibre-optic broadband.

Asked if the migration deal affected Britain’s ability to criticise the country on other issues, such as human rights, Ms Braverman said there was a “gross misperception about Rwanda in the UK“ and that it was a “forward-looking dynamic economy” and a safe country.

Rwanda government spokesperson Yolande Makolo told reporters she did not “consider living in Rwanda as punishment” – adding that the African nation signed up to the agreement for “the right reasons”.

She said: “We are going to be ready to absorb the thousands that will come from the UK along the life of this partnership. We’re determined to make this a success.”

The home secretary is due to meet President Paul Kagame to discuss the deal, after meeting her Rwandan counterpart Vincent Biruta on Saturday.

Legal challenges are expected against the government’s bill and practical questions are mounting over where people can be sent when the only deals struck have been with Albania and Rwanda.





Braverman said her visit showed her Rwanda is ‘ready' (PA)


Ms Braverman said the Home Office believes Rwanda has the capacity needed but “we are always in constructive dialogue with many nations around the world”.

Responding to criticism, she said: “Our scheme complies with international law, it complies with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and complies with the Refugee Convention.” But she repeated a threat to take Britain out of the ECHR if necessary.

The visit came as 209 people were confirmed to have crossed the Channel in small boats on Friday, after five days of no reported crossings.



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A barge docked off the Dorset coast will hold around 500 asylum seekers for at least 18 months, the Home Office has confirmed, despite facing legal threats from local Tories.


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Barge to house 500 male migrants off Dorset coast, says government

“Basic and functional accommodation” will be provided on the three-storey Bibby Stockholm along with 24/7 security under Government plans to reduce the costly reliance on hotels.



The Home Office has not set out the cost of the lease agreement for the vessel that will be docked at Portland Port, but estimates have put the overall price tag of the charter and the berthing at more than £20,000 a day.

Tory-run Dorset Council and local Conservative MP Richard Drax are considering launching legal action to prevent the barge being docked near the seaside resort of Weymouth.

Human rights organisations criticised the “cruelty” of “confining” hundreds of vulnerable people on a barge, as they blamed the Government for creating the backlog of asylum claims.

Immigration minister Robert Jenrick said: “We will not elevate the interests of illegal migrants over the British people we are elected to serve."


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Another day, and yet another tragedy in the Mediterranean on the route between Tunisia and the Italian island of Lampedusa.

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The Italian coastguard say 15 are missing after a small boat capsized in the early hours of yesterday morning, with just four people rescued by a local fishing boat.

The numbers dying this spring are extraordinary, because the numbers setting out on the voyage have exploded.

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Albanian authorities have confirmed that most of its citizens forcibly sent back home from the UK this year were convicted of crimes there. The BBC has spoken to those men sent home, and learnt that some prisoners were offered £1500 to leave -
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Each week, a small crowd gathers at the razor-wire fence tucked around the back of Albania's Tirana airport.

The narrow runway beyond it, pinched between jagged black mountains and the high grey walls of the border police unit, is where UK deportation flights land - closely watched by the families waiting at the fence.


It takes hours for the deportees to appear, trickling slowly through the gate to be met with hugs, shy smiles and tears.

Deportation flights to Albania have increased since the country signed a joint co-operation agreement with the UK last December, to "deter and disrupt illegal migration".

The UK government's Home Office says more than 1,000 people have been returned since then: around half of them voluntary, the rest a combination of failed asylum seekers and foreign offenders.

The BBC spoke to dozens of people on several of these deportation flights last month, and found that most came from UK prisons.

Some had been offered money in return for agreeing to deportation, and were released from prison before serving their minimum sentence, under an existing scheme used for foreign offenders.

Albanian police confirmed that a majority of those forcibly returned this year were convicted of crimes in the UK.

One cheerful 30-year-old man said he had been serving a six-year sentence for drug offences, and was released for deportation after serving just two of them - a year before he would have been eligible for parole.

He asked us to hide his identity, so we're calling him Mark.

"The immigration officer came to see us," he said. "They ask if you want to go back [to Albania] or stay in UK. They explained that if you go back, they take one year off from your sentence."

Mark was also offered £1,500 in financial support to return home, under a separate programme called the Facilitated Return Scheme (FRS).

A UK government document clearly states that the scheme is "a financial incentive" offered to foreign prisoners "on the proviso that they co-operate with deportation and waive their right to appeal against it".

Other prisoners we spoke to on the deportation flights last month had been given the same amount.

Mark was deported under the UK's Early Release Scheme (ERS), used for foreign prisoners of all nationalities.

ERS does not require the consent of prisoners, but several Albanian deportees we spoke to, including Mark, said their deportation and sentence reduction were presented as voluntary.

"It was my choice to come back," Mark told me. "Nobody forced me. They offered it to me. They said, 'You decide if you want to go or want to stay'."

We asked the Home Office to confirm how many Albanians had been deported under the ERS since the start of last year, and how many had received financial incentives to co-operate, but it said it did not publish these statistics.

A spokesperson said in a statement: "The UK and Albanian governments work together to take every opportunity to intercept the work of people smugglers and speed up the removal of Albanians with no legal right to be in the UK."



Rishi Sunak (left) meets Edi Rama (right) at 10 Downing Street


Last year, the government's Nationality and Borders Act extended the early release period allowed under the ERS from nine months to a year. One of the aims of that change, according to a Home Office brief, was to increase the number of removals.


The same Act also abolished the expiry date for unserved sentences, meaning that prisoners who return to the UK illegally will have to serve the rest of their sentence, no matter how much time has passed - increasing the deterrent for people like Mark.



"I'm not going back there again," he said. "I'm not going to prison. Now I'm going to look for work, I'm going to be a good guy."

But several of those on the deportation flights last month said they were planning to return to the UK within weeks or even days, despite what many described as a new hard-line approach by police there.

"They're rounding up Albanians now," one man said. "It's very difficult for Albanians to stay in the UK because police stop you in the road. They don't want us now."

He said he had been sent back to Albania after police stopped the car he was in and found he was undocumented.

He is still planning to return.

Another man said he had already been back and forth to the UK three times. "It's not a problem for me," he said. "I'll go back whenever I want."

For many of those we spoke to, it was economic opportunities that drew them to the UK.

Not for Azem, though - a slight man in his late twenties, who seemed lost inside his clothes.







Azem - not his real name - talks to the BBC's Lucy Williamson on a disused railway track

Azem told us his story on condition of anonymity. He also insisted we meet somewhere remote, where he wouldn't be overheard.


On a disused railway track over a pretty river sunk into the rolling landscape outside Tirana, Azem talked, his hands trembling.

He showed me documents detailing his removal from the UK, and the rejection of his asylum claim. He told immigration officials he had fled Albania after gang members put a gun to his head and threatened to kill him for his political activities.

He was returned back to Albania against his wishes last month.

"I'm afraid because the same situation can happen again," he said. "I've stayed quiet, I don't smile, I'm stressed and my body shakes all the time, I don't sleep much."

A UK psychologist's report, filed just before Azem's deportation, raised concerns that he may have experienced psychological torture in Albania.

A Home Office response said his experiences had already been considered in his asylum application, and that the decision was unchanged.

Azem told me he wouldn't hesitate to return to the UK illegally if he was threatened again, despite being blacklisted from entering the UK and EU countries. Albanians have free movement to countries like France and Belgium, which offer an easy springboard across the Channel.

Albanian police have recently stepped up checks at the country's border crossings, to catch blacklisted deportees trying to slip across.

The increased co-operation between the UK and Albania has coincided with a sharp drop in the number of Albanians arriving in small boats; just 29 were detected in the first few months of this year.

Much of that drop is likely to be seasonal and with the winter weather now easing, both governments are facing the first real test of their approach to tackling irregular migration.



Albania's Interior Minister Bledar Çuçi said those who return are "free citizens"



I asked Albania's Interior Minister Bledar Çuçi what his country was doing to prevent the recent deportees simply returning to the UK.

"It's not possible to put a chip in everyone to follow where they go," he said. "If there are people with criminal records, especially in trafficking, then police will be on alert. But in general, the people who return are free citizens in Albania."

But alongside work on illegal migration, he said, the two governments needed to work on legal routes for Albanian citizens to reach the UK.

"I have suggested to my colleague, [UK Home Secretary] Suella Braverman, that we should also create the immediate legalisation of all Albanians who work in [the UK] at an honest job, and who have no criminal record," Mr Çuçi added.

Both Albania and British governments recognise the economic pull of the UK.

In the tiny northern-Albanian town of Krumë, 60% of the population has already gone. The first man I meet on the street there speaks English effortlessly, with a London accent.

Local politicians say more of the town's voters now live in east London than here at home.


Even those who remain here go to a café called "Britain" for their morning coffee; its entrance adorned with a full-sized London phone box.



A café called "Britain" in the tiny northern Albanian town of Krumë


The UK is putting more than £8m into training projects and businesses in Kukës - the region where Krumë lies - through an organisation that aims to change what it calls the "cultural norm" of illegal migration to the UK.

The Albanian government is also investing in infrastructure here, including a new airport. But locals have so far seen few tangible benefits.

We meet local mayoral candidate Miftar Dauti at a campaign rally for young people - his arrival greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of young supporters, and a deafening sound system playing a song called Democracy.

"What's the system where people don't dare to say what they think?" the lyrics scream. "Where journalists don't dare to say what's happening? Where the law only applies to you? Democracy, democracy, democracy!"

A strange choice for an election campaign, perhaps.

Mr Dauti is promising to stop the town's young people leaving for the UK. But even here amongst his own young supporters in the village hall, that promise is struggling to land.

"I want to be back in the UK," a lively, baby-faced supporter called Valda told me, as he watched the candidate leave. "This place isn't for me. I've been in the UK for two years and I want to be back there."

At a local park in Kukës town centre, grandparents watch young children play football beneath the snow-capped mountains, while single-sex groups of teenagers wander along the paths.

Locals say some children here say they want to be migrants when they leave school.

In one version of Albania's future, British tourists might flock here, transfixed by this region's stunning landscape.

But as so many young people here will tell you, futures don't happen Kukes. They happen in the UK.

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Migrants are staging a pavement protest after deciding the hotel they have been transferred to was nothing like the “nice” accommodation they saw on Google Maps....


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View of the migrants hotel room with two single beds in it

Instead of the single rooms with en suite bathrooms that they had in their Essex hotel, they found they were being forced to share – four to a single room with two bunk beds and a “smelly” toilet – in a hotel in central London.




On Thursday, the 25 migrants refused to return to their rooms in the Comfort Inn in Pimlico and instead decamped to the pavement.

They say they will sleep there with their blankets, duvets, cushions and suitcases until they get single rooms.


A 27-year-old Iranian said: “Two square metres is not enough for sleeping four people. And when you go to the toilet, the smell damages you.”

A 21-year-old Channel migrant from Iran said: “They said we’re going to move you [from Park Hotel] to another, better place. They gave us this postcode. When we checked on Google Maps, we said, oh this is very nice. But when you get in, it’s like a jail. And they treat you very, very bad. They treat you like an animal.

“We didn’t come to a better life. We came to save our lives. If the Iranian government take me, they’re going to hang me because I fought for freedom. I’m Kurdish. Too many people in my family, too many people in my nationality, they’re hanged.”

“We’ll stay [on the street] until the Home Office does something for us. We can stay even for one month. It’s alright.”

A 26-year-old from east Africa who crossed the Channel on a small boat said they had been given private rooms in their hotel in Ilford. “We are not kids, everybody had a private room. We need a private room. How do you live with four men?” he said.







Last night the migrants – most of whom said they had been in Britain for more than a year – barricaded the entrance to the Pimlico hotel with their bags and suitcases, and used a marker pen as an improvised bolt to “lock” the front door.



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The horrors of failing to break up the people smuggling gangs have been revealed again after it emerged one smuggler threw a dozen people off an overcrowded boat in the Channel.


An evil people smuggler threw 12 people off an overcrowded boat into the English Channel after a fight broke out.


Young women were among the illegal migrants cast into the water from the inflatable vessel that left Calais in France for the British shore.

According to The Sun, the fight erupted on the crowded boat and punches were thrown leading to several people being hurled into the water.

One source said: "Smugglers had packed the boat with lots of paying customers but all hell broke loose.

"There was an argument about space and soon people were punching each other."









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The Daily Mails' expose of corrupt immigration lawyers this week has left rogue solicitors across Britain facing a crackdown.

We revealed how staff at some firms are charging up to £10,000 to invent stories of torture, death threats and modern slavery to help clients get asylum.


As Rishi Sunak and ministers urge regulators to act, watch our video explainer featuring shocking footage of one lawyer asking for cash to invent the horrific back story and another offering anti-depressants to help fake trauma.


In the undercover video our reporter poses as an economic migrant who arrived in the UK illegally, and he found legal staff readily offering to help him submit false asylum claims.

Now the Solicitors Regulation Authority has vowed to take 'urgent action' after pressure from the Prime Minister and politicians across the political spectrum.





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Fines For Businesses and Landlords Who Knowingly Support Illegal Migrants are Set to Triple Under New Rules Announced by The UK Government.


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The first asylum seekers will go on to the Bibby Stockholm barge “in the coming days”, the immigration minister has said after a series of delays amid safety concerns.

Immigration minister Robert Jenrick said around 50 people will enter the vessel in Portland Port, Dorset, as part of a first tranche this week.



Fines For Businesses and Landlords Who Knowingly Support Illegal Migrants are Set to Triple Under New Rules


Firms who are found to have repeatedly employed illegal migrants could face fines of up to £60,000 per breach.

The Home Office argues "illegal working and renting are significant pull factors" for illegal migration.

Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick said the move would help deter perilous channel crossings by small boats.

Under the new punishments, which come into force at the beginning of 2024, businesses will see the civil penalty for employing illegal migrants rise from £15,000 for the first offence to £45,000.

Repeat offenders will see fines triple from £20,000 to £60,000.

Meanwhile, landlords will have fines hiked from £80 per lodger and £1,000 per occupier for a first breach to up to £5,000 per lodger and £10,000 per occupier.

Further breaches could result in penalties of to £10,000 per lodger and £20,000 per occupier, up from £500 and £3,000 respectively.

"Unscrupulous landlords and employers who allow illegal working and renting enable the business model of the evil people smugglers to continue," Mr Jenrick said in a statement.

"There is no excuse for not conducting the appropriate checks and those in breach will now face significantly tougher penalties."

It is unknown how many people reside in the UK illegally. A 2020 study conducted by the Greater London Authority estimated that between 594,000-745,000 undocumented people were living in the country - about 1% of the total population.

Since 2018 some 4,000 civil penalties have been issued to employers for employing undocumented workers, raising more than £74m.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has made tackling the number of migrants making the dangerous crossing across the channel one of his government's five main priorities.

But Labour's shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said penalties issued to firms employing workers illegally had actually fallen by two-thirds since 2016, noting that arrests had also fallen.

"Strengthening penalties must be combined with stronger enforcement action if the government is serious about tackling the problems," the Ms Cooper said.

The Liberal Democrats' home affairs spokesperson Alistair Carmichael called the move "another pointless announcement on the asylum system which will make no meaningful difference".

"A bolder fix is required by ministers, yet they are too arrogant to admit it," Mr Carmichael added.

More than 45,000 people entered the UK via Channel crossings last year, up from about 300 in 2018.

Last month, a controversial new bill was approved by Parliament which will see people removed from the UK being blocked from returning or seeking British citizenship in future.

The home secretary has also been given the duty to detain and remove those arriving in the UK illegally to Rwanda or a "safe" third country.

The move, which could see up to £6bn spent a year on detention and removal, attracted an unusually strong response from the United Nations.

In a joint statement, UN human rights chief Volker Turk and the UN refugees head Filippo Grandi said the bill "will have profound consequences for people in need of international protection".

"This new legislation significantly erodes the legal framework that has protected so many, exposing refugees to grave risks in breach of international law," Mr Grandi said.

The Home Office defended the bill and said the government took its international obligations seriously - noting that nothing in the bill required the government to act in a way which was incompatible with international law.


The UK had the fifth highest number of asylum applications in Europe, behind Germany, France, Spain and Austria in 2022.

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20 Asylum Seekers Refuse to Board Barge Some Had Transfers Cancelled -Reason CROOKED Lawyers Gave- 'Because of Their FEAR of Water' -

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The first small group of asylum seekers has boarded the controversial Bibby Stockholm housing barge after a series of delays over safety concerns.





Protesters in Portland






Up to 500 men will eventually live on the vessel in Dorset while they await the outcome of asylum applications.

Some human rights groups have called the scheme "inhumane", but ministers insist it is safe and will save money.

The Home Office said 15 people had successfully got on to the vessel, but a group of about 20 refused to board.

Asked about the refusal, the department's director for asylum accommodation Cheryl Avery said she could not go into details "of the legal proceedings for each individual".

"But we are continuing to bring people on board... later this week and then over the coming weeks as well," she added.

There has been considerable local opposition to the barge coming to Portland

Video footage showed people carrying bags being escorted on to the barge by staff in high-vis jackets and coaches were also seen arriving at Portland Port.

However a number of asylum seekers due to be sent on to the vessel did not board following legal challenges, refugee charity Care4Calais said.

Some had been expected to be transferred from a Bournemouth hotel, but a BBC reporter at the scene saw a large blue coach leave at about 12:40 BST with just one - or possibly two - passengers on board.

Care4Calais chief executive Steve Smith said: "None of the asylum seekers we are supporting have gone to the Bibby Stockholm today as legal representatives have had their transfers cancelled."

Among them were people who are "disabled, who have survived torture and modern slavery and who have had traumatic experiences at sea", he added.

Bibby Stockholm is the flagship of the government's latest plan to "stop the boats" and deter dangerous Channel crossings by migrants.

Home Office minister Sarah Dines said it would provide "basic but proper accommodation" and would send "a forceful message that there will be proper accommodation but not luxurious".

The number of asylum seekers being housed in hotels has gone up by 3,000 since the end of March. Interim figures released by the Home Office show a record 50,546 were in so-called contingency accommodation at the end of June.

The 222-room, three-storey barge arrived in Portland Port three weeks ago, chartered by the government to reduce what it says is the £6m-a-day cost of placing asylum seekers in hotels.

Ministers plan to increase the numbers aboard up to 500, despite safety warnings from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) which has raised concerns over narrow exits and possible overcrowding.

The Home Office says the men aged 18-65, from various countries, could spend nine months on board the barge, which it views as safe and has previously been used to accommodate homeless people and asylum seekers in Germany and the Netherlands.

At the end of July the number of asylum decision-makers employed by the Home Office was 1,729, up from 1,556 a month earlier. The backlog of cases awaiting an initial decision is at 136,779, slightly down on the previous month when it was 138,700.

Ms Dines also said "all possibilities" were being examined on tackling the migrant crisis amid reports the government is looking at flying illegal migrants to the British overseas territory Ascension Island, in the middle of the southern Atlantic.

Amnesty International compared the Bibby Stockholm to "prison hulks from the Victorian era", saying it was an "utterly shameful way to house people who've fled terror, conflict and persecution".

Freedom from Torture, which provides therapeutic care for survivors of torture seeking protection in the UK, said the government should stop "forcing refugees to live in unsafe and undignified accommodation".

Senior ministers hope to confirm the use of further barges in the coming months but they have struggled to find ports prepared to host them so far.

A site next to London City airport and another on the River Mersey in Wirral were among those rejected.

However, the government believes a successful scheme in Dorset will help encourage other areas to sign up.

It said there were currently about 51,000 "destitute migrants" in hotels across the UK, costing the taxpayer more than £6m a day.

The Home Office said its plans for alternative accommodation - including two more barges and three ex-military bases in East Sussex, Essex and Lincolnshire - offered better value.

However, the full costs of the barge have not been disclosed, with refugee campaign group Reclaim The Sea claiming the Bibby Stockholm would cost more than hotels.




One of the open areas on board the barge. It shows a green courtyard with the cabins surrounding it on four sides

The vessel - chartered for an initial 18-month trial - includes catering, a TV room, a multi-faith prayer room and a gym.




Migrants will be free to leave on hourly buses to Weymouth and Portland, although they are encouraged to return by 23:00 each night.



The Home Office has said the barge occupants will undergo security screening and Dorset Police has said it does not expect any impact.

Dorset Council is receiving £3,500 per occupied bedspace on the barge, with additional funding provided to the local NHS and police.

The council has also received almost £380,000 in a one-off grant to help support local charity and voluntary organisations provide services, it is understood.

The Labour Party has been repeatedly pressed on whether it would continue to use the barge to house asylum seekers if it was in power.

Shadow immigration minister Stephen Kinnock said barges would continue to be used in the short term due to what he described as "the complete and utter chaos and shambles of the Tory asylum crisis".










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Agreement Hopes to Dismantle People-Smuggling Gangs’ Supply Chain of Dinghies Used to Cross Channel

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The Home Secretary has launched a crackdown on migrant trafficking gangs in Turkey, the source of up to 90 per cent of small boats that cross the Channel.


Suella Braverman has announced a new agreement with Turkey to dismantle the people-smuggling gangs’ supply chain of dinghies which have been used to transport more than 15,000 migrants across the Channel this year.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) believes the vast majority of small boats that set sail for the UK are constructed in backstreet workshops in Turkey before being paired with outboard motors shipped from China. They are transported to Germany, where they are stored, before being dispatched on demand to the French coastline.

One source estimated that from 80 to 90 per cent of the small boats originate in Turkey before being transported via Bulgaria to Germany.


Joint Operations


A new centre, understood to be backed by £3 million in UK Government funds, is to be set up by Turkish police to help coordinate joint operations to cut off the supply of boats and boost intelligence sharing on the gangs between UK and Turkish border force and police. More UK officers will be deployed to Turkey.

Mrs Braverman is also working towards an agreement with Turkey to speed up deportations to the country following a “huge uptick” in the arrival of Turkish migrants on small boats.

More than 1,300 migrants from Turkey have reached the UK via the Channel since the start of the year, a more than tenfold increase. Turkey is now the second most common country of origin – behind Afghanistan – for those landing illegally in Britain.

Mrs Braverman said: “As I’ve made clear, we must do everything we can to smash the people-smuggling gangs and stop the boats.”



Robert Jenrick, the immigration minister, who paved the way for the agreement after a visit to Turkey, said: “We will be intensively sharing intelligence, people and technology to disrupt the people-smuggling gangs and the manufacture and supply of materials which enable small boat crossings.”

Britain is also in talks with Germany to seize hundreds of dinghies which are stored by criminals in warehouses before being called up for use along the French coast.

Officials are examining whether EU legislation or domestic laws in Germany could be used to allow the confiscation of the vessels as “dangerous goods”, disrupting the supply chain used by traffickers.

Turkish-manufactured inflatable dinghies can cost as little as £1,000 to produce, largely because they have no fixed hull, but are capable of carrying more than 50 people. Each migrant will be charged between £2,000 and £4,000, meaning huge profits for the people smugglers.


Ever More Dangerous Boats


An NCA spokesman said: “Crime groups involved in Channel small boat crossings are using ever more dangerous and unseaworthy boats, increasing the risk to life. There is no real-world use for these types of boats, which don’t meet European safety regulations and are not suitable for sea crossings.

“We are working with a number of international partners, including Turkey, to disrupt the supply of these vessels, and other maritime equipment such as engines, to those people smugglers organising crossings from France and Belgium to the UK.”


Last July an operation by UK, German and French police smashed a gang that had smuggled more than 10,000 migrants across the channel.

The gang used Germany to warehouse boats, engines and other equipment brought in via Turkey and were making £65,000 per crossing, with up to 20 people crammed into each boat.
A new UK-Turkey memorandum of understanding will allow for faster sharing of customs data, information and intelligence feeds to disrupt the people smugglers’ supply chain.
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Channel crossings can cost up to £5,000 and it has seen many poor migrants resorting to driving the dangerous dinghies in order to fund their trip across

BBC 29 AUG 2023





Desperate refugees unable to afford to pay people smugglers for Channel crossings go for free, but only if they agree to drive the danger dinghies.



In a large camp in Dunkirk, that deathly responsibility falls on Africans, we were told. Sudanese teenagers we spoke to told us many of the Africans cannot afford the smugglers’ fees to make crossings, which can cost up to £5,000.

Murtaza Malikzada, 27, from Afghanistan, told us: “The reality is that every single boat is driven by one of the African guys. They don’t have the money and so the smugglers tell them - ‘you can cross, but you’re the driver’.” For those who have paid, many of whom travel with families, they have a better chance of crossing within days of arriving in the camps.




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Vulnerable children who arrive in Britain by small boat are being placed in an adult prison that holds significant numbers of sex offenders.

A growing number of cases have been identified where unaccompanied children, many of whom appear to be trafficked, have been sent to HMP Elmley, Kent, and placed among foreign adult prisoners.

According to the most recent inspection of Elmley, the block where foreign nationals are held also houses sex offenders.

Of 14 unaccompanied children so far identified by staff at Humans For Rights Network as being sent to an adult prison, one is believed to have been 14 when they spent seven months in Elmley.

Most of the cases involve Sudanese or South Sudanese children who travelled to the UK via Libya, with most appearing to have been trafficked or having experienced some form of exploitation.

This weekend there were calls for the Home Office to launch an immediate investigation into the issue and urgently release anyone believed to be a child who is inside an adult jail.

Maddie Harris, of Human Rights Network, said the group had worked with more than 1,000 age-disputed children and that those sent to adult prisons were among the most “profoundly harmed”.

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UN Rebukes Suella Braverman Over Her Attack on Refugee Convention.

UNHCR Defends 1951 Convention After UK Home Secretarys’ Speech on Uncontrolled and Illegal Migration

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Suella Braverman on a visit to the United States, says the current refugee system is 'absurd and unsustainable' British culture ‘will disappear’ without migration controls, says Braverman


The UN’s refugee agency has rebuked Suella Braverman after she claimed that world leaders had failed to make wholesale reform of human rights laws because of fears of being branded “racist or illiberal”.

The UNHCR issued a highly unusual statement on Tuesday defending the 1951 refugee convention and highlighting the UK’s record asylum claim backlog.

The Home Secretary will warn that as many as 780 million people will be eligible to claim asylum without radical reform of global refugee rules.

On a visit to the United States on Tuesday, Suella Braverman will warn that the threshold for asylum claims under the United Nations Refugee Convention has been lowered in the courts.

She will say “simply being gay, a woman or fearful of discrimination” is now effectively enough to qualify for protection, with refugee rights extended to up to 780 million people.

Mrs Braverman will suggest that while the convention was an “incredible achievement” when signed after the Second World War, it may now need reform because it has created “huge incentives for illegal migration”. She added that the current situation was “absurd and unsustainable”.

Her comments, to be delivered to the American Enterprise Institute, a Right of centre think tank in Washington, come as the Government battles the small boats crisis and US authorities struggle with more than two million migrants crossing their southern border

Her remarks will put her on a collision course with the UN High Commission for Refugees, which supported the legal challenge against government plans to deport Channel migrants to Rwanda. The flights remain grounded until the Supreme Court determines this autumn if they are legal.

Mrs Braverman has previously signalled her desire to quit the European Convention on Human Rights for the way “politicised” and “interventionist” judges have trampled on “the territory of national sovereignty”. However, until now, she has not publicly and directly taken aim at the Refugee Convention.

She is expected to say: “Seeking asylum and seeking better economic prospects are not the same thing.

“Seeking refuge in the first safe country you reach or shopping around for your preferred destination are not the same thing.

“The extent to which the global asylum framework enables the merging of these categories creates huge incentives for illegal migration. This legal framework is rooted in the 1951 UN Refugee Convention.”


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How Distress Call to BBC Led to Rescue of Six Women Trapped in Refrigerated Lorry in France

Six women have been rescued from the back of a lorry in France, after the BBC helped track them down and alert the police.


BBC 30 SEP 2023







The four Vietnamese and two Iraqis, thought to be migrants, were trapped inside, panicking and struggling to breathe. One of them spoke to the BBC from inside the lorry.

The BBC then helped to contact the police, who stopped the lorry.

French police have arrested the lorry driver. They have also opened an investigation into a suspected human trafficking operation.







Here's The Story of What Happened.

At around midday on Wednesday, my phone screen lit up. It was a message that read: "There are some people who crossed the border from France to England in a refrigerated van."

Before I could finish reading the message, a call came in.

"Are you in Europe? Please help, it's urgent," a panicked voice rang out.

I felt cold all over. The tragic story of 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead after suffocating in a lorry trailer back in 2019 in Essex was still fresh in my mind.

I didn't know who the caller was, but believed he knew me from when I covered the Essex lorry deaths, as a lot of Vietnamese people approached me that time.

I asked the caller a few questions, but quickly became frustrated at not being able to get the information I needed.

This is what I learnt - there was a group of about six people hiding in the lorry, its licence plate number was unknown, as was its location and the direction it was heading in.

All I knew at this point, from what the caller had told me, was that the vehicle was in France, but seemed to have turned around and was no longer going towards its original destination - the border to England.

I was told the six women were in the trunk of the lorry and that the air conditioning started to turn on. Those inside were very cold and were panicking.

But they were still able to contact the outside world, and the caller put one of them in touch with me.

"It's so cold, it [the cooler] keeps blowing," a young woman texted me from the lorry, which was carrying bananas. She said the lorry was sealed with an iron bar.

She also sent me two short videos showing the scene inside.

One video showed a dark compartment, and stacked up to the roof were cardboard boxes containing fruit, leaving only a few dozen centimetres of space for them to sit on the floor. There was a cough, and a young female voice said in fluent English: "I can't breathe."

The woman told me they got in the lorry at around 00:30 the night before. They had since spent more than 10 hours in there and started to feel uneasy when their location data on their phone showed that the lorry had changed direction.

Without much time to think, I contacted colleagues from BBC News and reporters living in France. At the same time, a reporter for the French newspaper Le Monde in London was also informed and he immediately alerted his colleague at the Paris editorial office that specialised in immigration.


Tracking The Lorry

The woman was able to share her live GPS location with me, from which I saw the lorry was on the E15 highway, near Dracé, north of Lyon.

Then, I asked a colleague in France to help contact the closest police station to the lorry, and they were able to get in touch with them and send over the details we had.

The woman was unable to make calls from inside the lorry. It's not clear to me why not, but it may have been down to the type of Sim card she was using.

We gathered all the information we needed, and continuously sent vehicle location updates to Pham Cao Phong, a freelance journalist in Paris, as well as the BBC News team in Europe and French police.

All of a sudden, location sharing was interrupted - I had lost the lorry.

But, the young woman was still able to text me. She told me the air conditioner was turned off - and it was getting hard to breathe.

"We're so suffocated," she wrote.

Stuck in the narrow space I saw in the short video clip, I feared they wouldn't have much time to hold out.

I tried to reassure them, telling them to keep calm, to try not to talk to save air, and that the police would come very quickly.

I nervously looked at the computer screen and then my phone, waiting for news.


Police Intercept

After talking for a while, I found out that before getting into the lorry, three of the woman's companions decided not to come with her. I'm not sure why they made that decision, but they did take a photo of the lorry's licence plate number.

The photo showed it had Irish licence plates, and on my phone I was able to see its location again.

French police in the Rhone region told us they had determined the vehicle's location and had intercepted it.

I texted her, but I don't think she read my messages - the police must have arrived and confiscated her phone.

The four Vietnamese people say they got in the lorry with the promise of being taken safely to England.

As for me, I felt relief knowing that they were now safe in France. They are safe, I told myself, that's the most important thing.

At about 17:00 local time (16:00 BST), French prosecutor Laetitia Francart in Villefranche-sur-Saône reported that the vehicle turned out to be from Lithuania and that the driver was under investigation.

Ms Francart added that four young women were Vietnamese, one of them a minor, and the other two women were from Iraq.

Why, after the tragedy of 39 deaths in Essex in 2019, are there still young women from Vietnam getting into the back of a lorry to cross the border? I can't find any definitive answer.

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In a corner of the Italian Alps, a queue of Sudanese and Afghans are swapping their sandals for hiking boots and replacing flip-flops with sturdy trainers, preparing, they hope, for their trek to freedom.

BBC 3 OCT 2023








Two young men stand on a mountain gravel track on the Italian side of the French-Italian border, wearing trainers and carrying a small bag


They are today's arrivals - around 150 - at a makeshift camp in the picturesque town of Oulx manned by local volunteers. They give out donated coats to the migrants to help them survive the mountain temperatures on the arduous journey ahead.

For even here, having reached Italy from across Africa and the Middle East, these groups of mostly young men want to go on to France and beyond. More than 130,000 migrants have entered Italy this year - almost double the same period in 2021, following a surge of arrivals by boat to the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.

Numbers travelling north to the border with France have doubled in the past few months. But France's authorities are detaining and pushing back undocumented migrants, having reintroduced controls on its border with Italy, suspending parts of the Schengen free movement regulations.

The European Court of Justice recently ruled that the pushbacks breach EU law and that migrants detained should be subject to an official return decision, adding that forced removal should only be "a last resort."




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Migrants don warm clothes and boots for the dangerous trek over the Alps


One of those trying to make the journey to France is Omar, from Nigeria, who spent months in Libya before paying smugglers the equivalent of $800 (£660) to make the dangerous trip across the Mediterranean to Lampedusa.

From there, he was moved to two camps elsewhere in Italy, before managing, he says, to get out and walk to the French border. Now his aim is to reach the UK. "I just want to have a good life and study there," he tells me, his foot bandaged from an injury at sea.

I ask whether he's seen pictures or heard stories of economic migrants being refused asylum in France or the UK and being sent back. He has, he says, but even if he meets the same fate, he will try again.

"If I have to return to Nigeria, my parents will be so sad, because their dreams didn't become true," he adds.

Some fail early. We watch as an Italian police car drives an Egyptian migrant back to the makeshift camp, caught before he could make the crossing.

But the checks on this side of the border are rare, with volunteer Elena telling me she's only seen it happen two or three times in the couple of months she's been there.

So are the Italian police turning a blind eye, I ask?

"They know exactly what we're doing here, they know exactly what these people are here for, so it's like a game somehow," she says. "They know, but they pretend not to know."





Elena, a young woman pictured in Oulx in northern Italy.. People like Elena help out the migrants who are trying to cross into France


I put it to her that some would see her work as encouraging illegal migration. Just last week, the Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni hit out at Germany's government for funding NGOs that help migrants around Italy, denouncing them as "a pull factor."

"I don't care," Elena says. "If you see somebody who needs something, and you know the risks in the mountains, can you allow people to walk like this? This is the responsibility of all of Europe."

After a short bus ride to the town of Claviere, the migrants reach the border. But, fearing police, most avoid the road up to the official crossing. Instead, they scatter into the forest, hiding and waiting to dash across the mountains, away from prying eyes. Shrouded in mist, and with temperatures dropping fast, the perilous rocky paths have already claimed several lives.

Some migrants have died trying to make the dangerous journey through the mountains

Others search for alternative routes, four hours' drive south in the Italian coastal city of Ventimiglia, close to Nice.

Here, migrants camp out at the station, trying their luck on a cross-border train. But France's controls are stringent; we accompany French police who stop every train arriving from Italy, asking for identity papers from passengers and even checking toilets for stowaways.

In one carriage, a handful of Africans are caught without documents, led off to be sent back across the border to Italy, from where they will almost certainly try again.



The rapid rise in migrant arrivals here is infuriating Ventimiglia's mayor, Flavio di Muro, from the far-right Lega party.


He hits out at France's suspension of the Schengen free movement zone on this border, which has facilitated the checks and pushbacks.



The EU isn't working... Each country is setting its own migration limits and Italy has to shoulder the burden alone

"The EU is not working," he laments. "Each country is setting its own migration limits and Italy has to shoulder the burden alone. I've put armed guards in the cemetery because migrants were entering to spit on graves, urinate and vandalise the bathrooms," he claims.

"We've reached our limit. We could become the Lampedusa of the north."

On the Alpine border in Claviere, the temperature is dropping fast as autumn wears on. At night, groups of migrants huddle together under the shelter of the church, some lighting a fire to help pass the hours until their attempt to cross the mountains undetected.


Red Cross workers come to distribute food and water - one telling me of migrants they found who needed their fingers amputated after catching frostbite.

Amid the forests of the Alps and the railways of Ventimiglia, a new bottleneck in Europe is emerging. And whatever the continent's leaders seem to do, the determination of the desperate is proving impossible to quash.






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The Squalid Conditions Asylum Seekers Had to Endure En Route to Australia.

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Seven Dead as Migrant-Smuggling Vehicle Evades & Overturns During Police Check In High Speed Crash

The overcrowded vehicle appeared to be carrying migrants near Muehldorf, east of Munich, on the A94 road, which leads to the Austrian border


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Police attendants stand by an overturned vehicle on highway near Muehldorf, Germany. The overcrowded vehicle appeared to be carrying migrants

Seven people have been killed after a vehicle trying to evade a police check in southern Germany left a major road at high speed and crashed, authorities said.


The overcrowded vehicle appeared to be carrying migrants near Muehldorf, east of Munich, on the A94 road, which leads to the Austrian border. Police said on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, that initial investigations showed that it was "a suspected smuggler vehicle with more than 20 people on board".

They said prosecutors had opened a homicide investigation. All of those on board were at least slightly injured and some were seriously injured, German news agency DPA reported. They were taken to nearby hospitals.

It was not immediately clear where the people came from. Germany has seen large numbers of migrants arriving in recent months following Russia's continued invasion of Ukraine. The A94 is known as a smuggling route.

Bavaria's top security official, state Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann, said that the dead included a young child. The injured were taken to nearby hospitals. He said: "The inhuman behaviour of the smuggler, who was injured in the accident and wanted to evade being stopped by the federal police just to save his own skin, makes one speechless."

Herrmann, whose conservative party belongs to Germany's main opposition bloc, told DPA that Friday's incident shows "how important it is to further strengthen immediate border controls in order to stop smugglers already at the border." German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in an interview a few weeks ago that Berlin is seeking to curb illegal immigration with stricter border controls.




He said: "The number of refugees trying to get to Germany is too high at the moment." Last year, there were about 217,770 first-time asylum applications; in the first eight months of this year, there were about 204,460 such applications, according to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.


But these numbers do not include the more than one million Ukrainians who have entered Germany since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began and who are not required to claim asylum.


The Interior Ministry said that nearly one in four of the new arrivals entering Germany without permission had been smuggled into the country.



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People-Smuggling Ringleader Jailed For 11 Years For Bringing Thousands Into UK in Boats

Police believe Hewa Rahimpur, 30, was behind a ring that brought 10,000 people to the UK in small boats.


BBC 19 OCT 2023







A man has been sentenced in Belgium to 11 years in jail for heading one of the most significant human trafficking gangs involved in smuggling people across the English Channel.

Police believe Hewa Rahimpur, 30, was behind a ring that brought 10,000 people to the UK in small boats.


Rahimpur was 23 when he arrived in Britain in 2016 and claimed asylum, saying that as an Iranian Kurd he would face persecution back home.

He was allowed to stay in 2020.



Rahimpur, who was given leave to remain in the UK, set up a barber's shop in London with a friend but then used Britain as a base for a far-reaching criminal operation.



He was in charge of a gang that sourced boats, engines and life-jackets for migrant crossings. They procured the material from Turkey and China and transported it to Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The boats were then moved to the coast of northern France and handed to groups of migrants waiting in Calais and Dunkirk.

The migrants, including women and children, were given basic information about how to use the boats to get to Britain, and then set off across the Channel.

Some of the vessels were very unsafe, held together using gaffer tape and planks of wood.

Migration expert Stef Janssens told the BBC that 30 to 40 people were put in every boat: "The smugglers show no respect for human life. It's actually amazing that there are not more deaths."

It is believed that Rahimpur's gang was responsible for nearly 10% of crossings to the UK in a 12 to 18-month period.

"It's the first time a leading figure of a network using small boats is facing justice," said Mr Janssens, describing the trial as an important step in the fight against international networks of people smugglers.

"This case can be linked directly with 31 people who died in the North Sea," he said.






National Crime Agency (NCA) detained a man in Wanstead Park



Mr Janssens described seeing an exchange of WhatsApp messages between Rahimpur and people crossing the Channel on one of his boats who asked him to call the police because they were afraid they would die.

In one message Rahimpur replied that they had to keep going until they reached British waters, where the UK Coast Guard would pick them up and take them to the UK.

"From this exchange you can tell these people are really pushing because otherwise they make less money."

A joint investigation between the UK's National Crime Agency and Belgian authorities discovered a number of boats in the back of a car near the Belgian-French border in October 2021.

The police then arrested Rahimpur in Ilford, East London in May 2022. They seized 135 boats, 45 engines and more than 1,200 life jackets.

His arrest was part of a co-ordinated investigation carried out by police in the UK, France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

More than 40 people were arrested across four countries in one of the biggest law enforcement operations of its kind.

Rahimpur was also handed a €80,000 fine, but authorities believe his 11-year jail term is unlikely to deter human traffickers in the future.

People-smuggling networks are becoming very well organised and much harder for the authorities to pin down.

Since Rahimpur's arrest, people have continued to arrive in the UK on small boats. More than 24,200 people have crossed the English Channel from France this year so far.

And there is a lot of demand.



Migrants pay smugglers large sums just to get a spot on one of their boats, and the gang Rahimpur was in charge of generated nearly €60m (£52m) in 2021.

Even the most dangerous accidents haven't stopped people from trying to get to Europe on small boats. Last June, 500 people are thought to have died when a boat capsized off the coast of southern Greece.



NCA Deputy Director Craig Turner said the criminal networks did not care about the people they smuggled, but the agency would do all it could to disrupt and dismantle the rings bringing people to the UK.








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Lethal exchanges of gunfire between smugglers and fatal car crashes have made the migrant route through the Western Balkans into the EU even more treacherous in recent months. And yet the number of arrivals keeps rising.

BBC 6 NOV 2023






A gun battle between rival gangs last week left at least three people dead, believed to be Afghans. The shootings took place in derelict Serbian farm buildings a few hundred metres from the Hungarian border fence.

Police blame growing violence on a turf war between Moroccan, Afghan and Syrian gangs who control access to the border fence on Hungary's southern border with Serbia.





Residents of the Serbian border villages of Horgos and Hajdukovo as well as the city of Subotica have appealed to police to restore calm. Some accuse police on both sides of the border of colluding with the smugglers.

The Austrian and Slovak governments have protested to Hungary that so many migrants reach their borders via Hungary, despite the heavily fortified fence, daily detentions and pushbacks, and the fierce anti-migrant rhetoric of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.





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Rwanda Deportations Unlawful, Rules Supreme Court

The UK Governments Rwanda Asylum Policy is in Disarray After The UK's Highest Court Ruled It is Unlawful.


BBC 15 NOV 2023





The government wants to stop people crossing the Channel on small boats.





A flight was due to take off for Rwanda in June 2022 but was grounded after legal challenges





Ministers say the plan to deport asylum seekers and ban them from returning is needed to tackle small boat crossings.

But the Supreme Court upheld an earlier Court of Appeal ruling which said the policy leaves people sent to Rwanda open to human rights breaches.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak responded by saying "this was not the outcome we wanted".

The controversial policy has been subject to legal challenges since it was first announced by Boris Johnson in April 2022.

The government has already spent £140m on the plan but Wednesday's ruling by the UK's most senior court effectively ends the policy's chances of ever being realised in its current form.

Flights were prevented from taking off in June last year after the Court of Appeal ruled the approach was unlawful due to a lack of human rights safeguards.

The legal case against the policy hinges on the principle of "non-refoulement" - that a person seeking asylum should not be returned to their country of origin if doing so would put them at risk of harm - which is established under both UK and international human rights law.

Ten claimants in the Supreme Court case argued that ministers had ignored clear evidence that Rwanda's asylum system was unfair and arbitrary.

In a unanimous decision, the court's five justices agreed with the Court of Appeal that there had not been a proper assessment of whether Rwanda was safe.

The judgement does not ban sending migrants to another country, but it leaves the Rwanda scheme in tatters - and it is not clear which other nations are prepared to do a similar deal with the UK.

In their judgement, the Supreme Court justices said there were "substantial grounds" to believe people deported to Rwanda could then be sent, by the Rwandan government, to places where they would be unsafe.

It said the Rwandan government had entered into the agreement in "good faith" but the evidence cast doubt on its "practical ability to fulfil its assurances, at least in the short term", to fix "deficiencies" in its asylum system and see through "the scale of the changes in procedure, understanding and culture which are required".

A spokesman for the Rwandan government said the policy's legality was "ultimately a decision for the UK's judicial system", but added "we do take issue with the ruling that Rwanda is not a safe third country".

It leaves Mr Sunak - who has made tackling illegal immigration a central focus his government - with a major political and legislative problem.

In a statement issued after the ruling, the prime minister said: "This was not the outcome we wanted, but we have spent the last few months planning for all eventualities and we remain completely committed to stopping the boats.

"Crucially, the Supreme Court - like the Court of Appeal and the High Court before it - has confirmed that the principle of sending illegal migrants to a safe third country for processing is lawful. This confirms the government's clear view from the outset."

The prime minister signalled he was not willing to give up on the policy, telling MPs at Prime Minister's Questions that he is ready to finalise a formal treaty with Rwanda and is "prepared to revisit our domestic legal frameworks" in a bid to revive the plan.

A treaty would upgrade the agreement between the UK and Rwanda from its current status as a "memorandum of understanding".

Mr Sunak is expected to hold a televised press conference in Downing Street at 16:45 GMT on Wednesday.

The Supreme Court decision comes as the political fallout continues after the sacking of Suella Braverman on Monday.

Mr Sunak dismissed her days before the court was due to rule on the policy which she had championed as home secretary, after a row about her criticism of the Metropolitan Police.

In a highly critical letter to the prime minister, published on Tuesday, Mrs Braverman sand the prime minister had "failed to prepare any sort of credible Plan B" in the event the Supreme Court halts the policy.




Rishi Sunak and Suella Braverman
The ruling comes less than 24 hours after Suella Braverman accused the prime minister of failing to plan for an alternative to the Rwanda policy





Lee Anderson MP, the deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, urged the government to ignore the Supreme Court and "put planes in the air" anyway.

Natalie Elphicke, Conservative MP for Dover, the landing point for many of the small boats, called for a total overhaul of the government's immigration plans.

She said: "The Supreme Court decision on Rwanda means the policy is effectively at an end. No planes will be leaving and we now need to move forward.

"With winter coming the timing of this decision couldn't be worse. Be in no doubt, this will embolden the people smugglers and put more lives at risk."

Charity Asylum Aid said the government must "abandon the idea of forcibly removing people seeking asylum to third countries", describing the policy as "cruel and ineffective".

But Home Secretary James Cleverly said it was "clear there is an appetite for this concept". He added the government will "continue to look at every possible avenue" to disrupt people trafficking networks.

More than 100,000 people have arrived in the UK via illegal crossings since 2018, though the number appears to be falling this year.






In 2022, 45,000 people reached the UK in small boats. The total is on course to be lower for 2023, with the total for the year so far below 28,000 as of November 12.





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Cannabis, Nail Bars and Deportation: Reality for Vietnamese


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ITV News have investigated Vietnams' people smuggling industry - starting in villages where these journeys begin, and following the route taken through Europe.



People smuggling is an underground industry, but in the UK we have found it is thriving in plain sight.

In nail salons on high streets across the country, an ITV News investigation has gathered evidence of workers being brought here illegally from Vietnam.

In undercover filming, one nail worker is asked: "Do you have legal status or paperwork for here?"

"No, not yet," is the reply.
'We have no choice' The Vietnamese dying for a chance to work in the UK



Thousands are still risking their lives each year, crossing the Channel on small boats, hoping for a better life.

An entire industry is being built in the UK on the back of their desperation and, despite the best efforts of the government promising to stop the small boats, business is booming.

"I came here just six months ago," another nail worker tells us.

He says he arrived in a small boat.

"The journey was about six hours from France to the UK."

But these nail bars are merely what can be seen on the surface.





Those who fall into debt, or older men unable to get jobs in nail salons are forced into cannabis farming.


ITV News has been investigating Vietnam's people smuggling industry - starting in the villages where so many of these journeys begin, and following the route taken through Europe.

At the English Channel, they have the option of going on a boat or to hide in the cabin of a lorry.

Taking a small boat is cheaper, but more dangerous - we hear of 45 to 55 people crammed into a single crossing.

Our contact says he borrowed £20,000 from loan sharks to pay the gangs that smuggled him.

We first met in Vietnam and he told me he would start repaying the debt once he set up his dream life in the UK.

Now we meet again, four years later, he tells me about the horrifying reality of his life in Britain.

'They locked the door and left me. For a year, I was in that house, never allowed outside'


"I was taken to a house that was being used to grow cannabis," he says.

"The men there told me my job was to water the plants until I had paid off my debt.

"They locked the door and left me. For a year, I was in that house, never allowed outside."

Cannabis farming is a more sinister side to this trade, usually for those with a lot of debt or for older men who are unable to get jobs in nail salons.

Houses across Britain have been converted into drug factories by Vietnamese gangs - they are organised and exploit the men who are put to work.

"I wasn't paid a salary," our contact tells us.

"I have children back home and they are relying on me to send money. One day I had a chance to escape so I ran.

"There's nowhere for me to go now - I can't ask anyone for help or I could be deported.

'One day I had a chance to escape, so I ran': Anonymously speaking to ITV News, one man said that he is more scared of the gangs who smuggled him than the UK government

I tell him the UK government wants to stop the small boats - and ask if he's scared of deportation.

"I'm more scared of the gangs catching me than the police. The gangs have killed people before.

"But I did hear about the Rwanda deportation plan. That would be terrifying.



"Some Vietnamese might be deterred by that threat, but surely the UK government would be more humane.

"You need workers in your country, so just let me work."

Despite disclosing that we were applying illegally, an ITV News contact was offered £700 a week to work 60-hours in a nail bar outside London.

In another nail bar, one man tells us he has a friend who lied about being under 16 so he could remain in the UK.

"I talk to him frequently, and I tell him how to act [more childish]."

He advises his friend to do things like asking for sweets and toys, so he appears younger.

But he is a Vietnamese adult, now living with a foster family in the UK, pretending to be a child.

The illegal workers in the nail bars also gave us advice on how to find jobs.

They tell us about forums on social media - one we see uses a code to advertise smuggling journeys.








"33" is the French dialling code; "44" is the UK, so "33-44" means they are looking for people trying to get from France to the UK.





Employers trying to recruit also post their adverts on these forums. We find several that explicitly say, "you don't need any legal paperwork".

Social media posts outwardly offer smuggling journeys.

We call one of the numbers - a job in a nail bar near London offering 60 hours a week.

"I just arrived here recently, I came here by boat," we tell the woman who answers. She says that's not a problem.

The UK government response is promising to "stop the small boats", and there are proposals to increase fines for businesses caught employing illegal workers.

But their own data also shows the number of people being trafficked and smuggled into the UK from Vietnam has not come down - it's just that fewer victims are now coming forward to get help.

This illegal trade in human cargo is not slowing down.

It is profitable for the crime gangs, and the UK remains a prime destination - irresistible to impoverished Vietnamese people who believe they can have a better life here.

The UK government's response is to be more aggressive in tackling the criminals of the industry.

But as we have uncovered, this approach can have the opposite effect: and where victims are too scared of deportation to ask for help, their fear keeps them in the grip of gangs that continue to profit from their hopelessness.







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