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Channel migrants: 20 years of failures?
That's a long and complex Question - But The Fall of Communism and the later opening of the Channel Tunnel prompted the French and British governments to begin talking seriously about improving security at the English Channel .
That in turn led to what is now The Extraordinary sight of 4km of security steel that encloses L'Autoroute des Anglais, the motorway that leads to The Sea . In Short , it became harder to get into The Port - or into lorries.Why did migrants start crossing by sea?
Soon a massive and dangerous refugee camp to The East of Calais grew up.
Today there are makeshift camps up and down 130km of French Coast that forms the closest crossing points to the UK. The locations are often linked to where the gangs think they have an opportunity get People across without being noticed.English Channel ?
Official figures show the largest groups of migrants by nationality are from countries that are either unstable, very poor or known to have serious Human Rights abuses:Iranians Make Up 29% of all those arrivingIraqi 18%Syrians 9%Sudanese 8%Eritreans 7%So what's been done to stop The Boats ?
In 2018, the UK and France signed another treaty in which the UK committed £42m to help the French security operation.
A " joint action plan" in January 2019 included dedicated funding to target small Boats - including CCTV schemes for beaches.
In October that year, the Home Office was sufficiently concerned to announce an " enhanced action plan".
The measures included funding more French patrols, detection equipment and intelligence-sharing.
He says he is working closely with the French - and they are now deploying a panoply of military kit to the Coast - from Night Vision goggles and beach-going quad bikes, to fast and stealthy inflatables to intercept migrants At Sea .The UK-France operations along the Coast : A " joint intelligence cell" involving border and policing security teams from the two countriesSome 94 ongoing investigations into smugglers The French say they have targeted 44 networks and arrested 1,552 smugglers In the UK there have been 65 Crossings -related prosecutions
That brings us to talk of " push back" operations - broadly inspired by Australia's controversial use of such tactics in international Waters .
As late as August 2020, the Home Office was saying it would send them back under EU arrangements to return migrants, called the Dublin III agreement.
But months later the UK left the EU - and there has been no successor deal.
As a consequence, only five People who have arrived by small boat have been returned to Europe this year.
The new plan is the Home Office 's Nationality and Borders Bill.
It controversially plans to treat anyone arriving via unauthorised means differently to refugees who come by approved routes - Something many legal experts think would be unlawful.
But it also creates a power to process migrants in another offshore location - But we don't know where. And we don't know whether migrants would even consider that risk of being taken to another camp when they are offered a boat across one of The Most dangerous seas in The World .
Source of news: bbc.com