Six Iranian economic migrants were rescued from a dinghy just off the coast of Dover.
The economic migrants were mostly males with the exception of one female, all of them claim to be Iranian citizens, they have been transported immigration officials for an interview.
The Home Office posted a statement regarding the rescue: “Border Force was contacted by the coastguard at around 3am on Tuesday 11 December.
“A Border Force cutter and a lifeboat were deployed to assist a dinghy off the coast of Dover with six people on board.”
According to the Home Office the Iranian migrants were given medical assistance after being taken rescued from the dinghy.
Sky News claims there were 86 migrants picked up from boats in a two week period.
The surge in economic migrants attempting the channel crossing could be a result of France dismantling migrant camps and checks at the borders becoming stricter which have made it more harder to illegally enter the United Kingdom by conventional means.
The British government need to create a fully-funded and effective Border Force which has an adequate number of patrol vessels and border staff that can protect our borders from illegal immigration, transportation of illegal drugs and any other potential dangers via the channel.
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