15,000 illegals brought to Britain this year after hearing a challenge against Rwanda’s policy by the High Court

Official figures show that the number of illegal immigrants entering the UK across the English Channel in small boats has reached 15,000 so far this year.

The High Court has heard objections to the government’s new policy of putting qualified illegal immigrants, including asylum seekers, on a one-way flight to Rwanda.

According to official figures compiled by the PA News Agency, 330 people on seven boats landed by British authorities on Monday, bringing the total to 15,107 this year.

The intersection continued for 11 consecutive days by Monday. This is the longest continuous run to date in 2022. Intersections were detected in 13 of the 18 days so far this month.

The highest daily total for 2022 so far was recorded on April 13, when 651 people crossed on 18 boats.

The highest monthly total for 2022 was recorded in June, when 3,136 boats arrived at 76 boats.

according to Home office numbersIn recent years, the number of migrants crossing waterways has skyrocketed, and in 2021 it was detected that 28,526 people arrived in small boats. In contrast, there were 8,466 in 2020, 1,843 in 2019, and 299 in 2018.

On November 11, 2021, a record 1,185 people went to the United Kingdom. This is the highest number ever recorded since the beginning of 2020.

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Cumulative successful arrivals in Britain by people crossing the English Channel in small boats. (PA graphics)

Illegal immigrants who have traveled through safe European countries since Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union have been successfully returned to Europe.

In April, the British government signed a new agreement with Rwanda, allowing the UK to transport eligible illegal arrivals to East African countries to prevent dangerous crossing of the strait.

However, about 47 people who were scheduled to board the Boeing 767 were removed from the list one by one in response to a lawyer’s objection, and flew after the European Court of Human Rights removed the last and last part and intervened at the last minute. Was effectively grounded. The remaining passengers from the flight.

Raza Husain QC, among the written submissions submitted to the Preliminary Hear on behalf of four charities and eight individuals on Tuesday, recently provided a document by Rwanda “for human rights reasons.” He said he showed that he was first excluded from the potential country candidate list.

In the report (pdf) The Parliamentary Interior Committee, announced on Monday, criticized the Ministry of Interior for making policy announcements “before detailed policies were implemented, tested, and agreed between government departments.”

The report “needs to be much clearer” about Rwanda’s policies, including costs, the effectiveness of tactics to prevent crossing of waterways, and ways to ensure the long-term mental and physical well-being of relocated people. Said.

In 2021, at least 120,441 people arrived in Europe via the Mediterranean Sea, land and sea, according to data from UN refugee agencies.

PA Media contributed to this report.

Lily Chow


Lily Zhou is a freelance writer who mainly covers the British news of The Epoch Times.