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UK, France in War of Words Over Illegal Immigrant Crossings in English Channel

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The continuing illegal immigration crisis in the English Channel has sparked an unusually heated exchange of words between the governments of Britain and France. At least 14,100 people have crossed the English Channel to the UK aboard small boats this year, according to data compiled by the PA news agency. The figure so far is already nearly 6,000 higher than the number of people who made the crossing in the whole of last year. According to Britain’s Home Office, 785 illegal immigrants crossed the Channel from France into the UK on Monday. It was the second highest daily total of the year, following the single-day record of 828 people set last month. Hundreds more have made the crossing since. At Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Boris Johnson came under pressure from Conservative MPs to take strong action and send the boats straight back to France. Johnson said efforts to stop …

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