More migrants found on dinghies off the Kent coast

A total of fourteen suspected illegal migrants have been rescued off the coast at Dover this morning after two dinghies were seen.

The first was intercepted by the Border Force at 1:30am, before a second was seen at 8.25am.

On November 16, five migrants who entered the country and were discovered at Killingholme port were passed to social services after claiming to be children.

On November 14, two boats were found off the coast. There were seven men, one woman and a toddler on the first and 10 men on the second.

Later that day, five people were recovered from a small boat off Ramsgate.

Local MP Charlie Elphicke has said: “The Home Office say they have stepped up patrols in the South East, yet clearly not enough is being done.

“The numbers we are seeing are unprecedented and deeply concerning.”

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Just a day before 17 suspected migrants entered the Port of Dover on a French fishing boat without notifying authorities shortly after midnight before seven suspected migrants were caught hiding in a lorry at Dover docks

A number of migrants have reached the Kent coast in the past few weeks, 79 of whom suspected to be from Iran.

Once migrants arrive in Britain, are the authorities deporting them for illegal entry? If not, how many more can we take?