UK and France ‘action plan’ to deal with migrants crossing Channel

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Border Force officials were called at 7.30am and detained the men who were handed over to be processed by immigration officers after receiving a medial assessment.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has called the crossings a "major incident" and reached out to French officials for more coordination.

The latter wrote on Twitter: "In touch with my British counterpart Sajid Javid".

Their attempts are not unique - the number of migrants attempting to reach the United Kingdom by boat has grown over the past several months.

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott branded Mr Javid's efforts to bring the crisis under control as "flawed" and criticised his slow response.

More than 220 people have attempted the crossing in small boats since November.

He said it was vital the United Kingdom struck "a balance between protecting them (migrants) and protecting our borders". On Christmas Day, about 40 migrants were rescued while traveling from northern France to southern England in a number of small inflatable craft.

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Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said Javid was leaving his family holiday early to address the increase in crossings.

"The British and French authorities have known for some time about the risks posed by criminal gangs of people smugglers along the coast", said Yvetter Cooper, chair of the House of Commons home affairs committee.

Chris Hogben, the head of the National Crime Agency-led Project Invigor, warned more crossings were "likely" in the coming weeks.

"While the Tories wax lyrical about control of our borders and being tough on security, they can not seem to get a grip on criminal smugglers operating on a few hundred miles of coastline, in one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world".

"He has insisted the Home Office treat the situation as a major incident and has. asked for daily updates", it said in a statement on Friday.

"I like this one, it looks safe", said a young Iraqi man at a camp in Calais who gave his name as Ali and was browsing the site.

The charity said: "How can we claim to uphold our proudest tradition of offering sanctuary to those fleeing persecution if we require people to make death-defying journeys to claim that right and then imprison them indefinitely in detention centres when they arrive?"

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