The migrant crisis in the English Channel reached a new high daily high since the beginning of the year, with over 100 illegal migrants being brought ashore in England on Monday.
The Home Office said seven small boats carrying at least 115 illegal migrants crossed the Channel, marking the highest number of crossings in a single day since the UK officially left the EU at the beginning of the year.
French border authorities — who recently received an additional £28 million to prevent illegal migrants from reaching British waters — managed to prevent 38 additional migrants from attempting to reach the UK.
So far this year, over 700 migrants have landed in the country, with another fifty migrants taken ashore on Sunday. The record numbers are over double than recorded during the same time period last year, despite promises from the government to “take back control” of the nation’s borders following Brexit.