Border Force fears Channel migrants will nearly double to 80,000 this year

‘Huge movements of people across the globe’ ‘Once migrants get here, they know they can stay’

By Glen Owen, Claire Ellicott and Abul Taher

THE number of migrants crossing the Channel on small boats could nearly double this year, according to Whitehall projections obtained by The Mail on Sunday. Sources in the Border Force say that as many as 80,000 could make the dangerous journey in...

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