Category: small boats

TikTok Reviews Flagged Content Allegedly Advertising Smuggling People to UK

Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok said on Tuesday that it’s reviewing content that appears to advertise smuggling people into the UK. It comes after the content was flagged by British media outlet GB News. The videos, some of which were sent to the broadcaster by an unnamed audience member, appear to target Albanian-speaking migrants who want…


Almost 700 Cross-Channel Illegal Immigrants Land in UK in New Daily Record for 2022

Almost 700 illegal immigrants were detected reaching the British shore in small boats on Monday, a new daily record this year. It comes after July saw a record high monthly number of illegal immigrants crossing the English Channel to arrive in the UK. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Tuesday in its daily update that 696…


Boat Pilots Ferrying Illegal Immigrants to UK Face Life Imprisonment

Helmsmen of the small boats bringing illegal immigrants to the British shore can face life sentences, the Home Office said on Tuesday as parts of the new Nationality and Borders Act takes effect. Under the new law, those who assist unlawful immigrants entering the UK will face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment instead of…


UK High Court Rules Against Home Office’s Age-Assessment Process of Young Illegal Immigrants

Two young people have won a High Court challenge on Wednesday against the UK’s Home Secretary Priti Patel over the way their ages were assessed upon their illegal entry in England. The pair, whose names were not disclosed, said they were minors at the times of their arrivals, but they were quickly judged by social…


Number of People Smuggled Into UK in Small Boats Triples in 2021

Around 28,400 people have entered the UK in 2021 by the clandestine crossing of the English Channel, triple the number for 2020. Analysis of Home Office data by the PA news agency showed that at least 28,395 illegal immigrants had arrived in small boats in the past year, while the BBC’s analysis counted at least 28,431 crossings….