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Brexit ‘will scrap the rules that let Britain turn back Channel asylum seekers’

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Brexit ‘will scrap the rules that let Britain turn back Channel asylum seekers’An Ex-senior Home office official has said that though there are claims of more crossings in the channel except the migrants were sent back, backing out of the European Union will put an end to agreements which is designed to aid such attempts.

The Ex-director general of immigration enforcement at the Home office and former deputy Chief Executive of the Border Agency, Mr. Davis Wood said that Britain is likely to lose the protection they have through the Dublin Agreement which permitted migrants to seek asylum in the first safe they find themselves at.

He told the BBC Radio 4’s Today programmer that Brexit is likely to affect everything. Mr. Wood said that though the number of migrants was on the decrease, it was likely to increase sooner.

The Way Forward

A minister in the government reported that the key to reducing the crossings was to return the migrants. He said it is better than the migrants believe that they cannot remain in the country when they come. This will refrain them from entering and will also not benefit the traffickers.

Mr. Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, had earlier announced that two cutters would be sent to patrol the channel, though it is not sure whether the patrol team was to rescue the migrants crossing or to stop the crossings.

The Home office had confirmed that it is working with the French officials and the National Crime Agency to tackle the issue of criminal gangs trafficking people in the French waters.

It was confirmed that today, Mr. Javid visited the border forces in Dover. His spokesman said Britain and France relied on their bilateral relations to work against the migrants.

Meanwhile, Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, the Labor leader has spelled out the good aspects of the crossing as per its “humanitarian aspects” when he said that the borders should not be closed.

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British Authorities Advised to Stop English Channel Migrant Crossings

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UK to Stop Channel Migrant CrossingsWith all the crossings over the English channels recently, the British government authorities have been advised to put a stop to the possible trafficking behind the crossings.

Recently, there have been numerous accounts of migrants crossing, involving people who claim to be Iranians, Afghans, Iraqis, etc. Dover MP, Mr. Charlie Elphicke said that such crossings are very dangerous ones during this winter period and as such, the situation should be well handled by the UK National Crime Agency and Home Office. But it appears the reverse is the case, as the government is not explaining the actions that have been taken to stop the crossings which may lead to possible people trafficking.

Mr. Charlie Elphicke said the French and British government authorities should stop the traffickers behind these crossings before a tragedy occurs in the channel.

Home Office Responds

A spokeswoman from the Home Office, in response, said that the Border force officials had intercepted and rescued three men on a small boat who presented themselves as Iranians. They were taken to the UK authorities for interviewing.

The National Crime Agency and Home Office also reported, on Tuesday afternoon, that many boats containing migrants were also intercepted and rescued by Border force while trying to cross the channel overnight and that these incidents will be dealt with appropriately.

According to them, there may be a criminal gang activity behind these illegal migrations by boats through the English channels, as such the UK authorities are working in connection with the law enforcement agencies and French officials to capture these gangsters who are putting lives at risk.

Meanwhile, the authorities have been advised by the campaigners to help the migrants if they wish to claim asylum so that they would not risk their lives by going the busy shipping lanes.

According to the spokeswoman from Kent Refugee Action Network, Bridget Chapman, there has to be a way for these people to travel safely rather than being forced to embark o a hazardous journey which would risk them being exploited or falling I to the hands of human traffickers.

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