Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

Home Office written question – answered on 22nd March 2021.

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Photo of Michael Fabricant Michael Fabricant Conservative, Lichfield

What steps her Department is taking to prevent migrants from unlawfully crossing the English Channel; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The danger to life from channel crossings and the criminal activity they fund is simply unacceptable.

Journeys are often illegally-facilitated and totally unnecessary, France is a safe country with a fully functioning asylum system.

We are working tirelessly to make this route unviable.

We are also introducing legislation to fix our broken asylum system and create a fairer and firmer system.

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