The deeply concerning trend of migrant boats being discovered off of the Kent coast has continued today.
This morning a boat containing nine migrants was discovered in the early hours of this morning near Dover.
It included some youngsters, with a TV camera there to pick up the moment they were intercepted.
This is the dramatic moment a group of nine migrants were captured using a dingy to cross the English Channel in the middle of the night.
The number of people making the treacherous journey this month has increased by 100, compared to previous months. pic.twitter.com/YPKtgfZD5j
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) November 27, 2018
Another boat was intercepted by French authorities near Dunkirk this morning, containing a further nine migrants.
A second migrant boat carrying nine people was intercepted by the French authorities off Dunkirk this morning. pic.twitter.com/8Cl2xZylln
— Simon Jones (@SimonJonesNews) November 27, 2018
This has been going on for weeks now, with migrants largely claiming to be Iranian discovered on boats and dinghies now numbering 90 over the past few weeks alone.
Local MP Charlie Elphicke has said that: “The numbers we are seeing are unprecedented and deeply concerning.”
Another reminder that illegal immigration is a huge problem that requires a robust Border Force and a strong message that these people will be sent back.
The Home Office said: “We are not providing a running commentary on the incidents or the individuals involved.”