Over 20 Migrants Found by Border Force

30 Aug 2019 | Carl Thomas

As people continue to panic about the changing nature of the tier 2 work permit, and the UK visa rules that will come into place after Brexit, it seems as though the number of migrants attempting to enter the country through dangerous means is increasing.

On Tuesday the 27th of August, a group of more than 28 migrants was revealed to have been rescued from the British channel by Border force. The authorities were alerted to two boats travelling towards the country on Monday, and a patrol vessel was deployed to intercept them.

There were 20 people in the first boat, and another 8 in the second boat. After being captured by the Border Force all of the migrants were assessed and found to be safe and healthy. This story comes not long after French authorities were forced to rescue 22 migrants faced issues when attempting to cross the Channel a day earlier. The group was found around two miles off the coast of Dunkirk at around 1:30 am.

The group, struggling to stay afloat at the time, were rescued and transported back to Dunkirk. This is a far better outcome than the one recently reported for a migrant who lost his life trying to enter Britain without a UK work permit at the end of August.

Boris Johnson has made it clear that the UK will not abide by people trying to enter the UK illegally by crossing the channel. He has warned that anyone attempting the journey will be sent back to their own country. According to Johnson, it's crucial to prevent these desperate people from trying to make a dangerous journey to avoid applying for UK visas.

Despite increasing efforts by Britain and France to patrol the channel and stop people from entering the country via boat, it seems as though the number of people attempting to cross the channel is increasing, perhaps due in part to the confusion caused by Brexit.