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January 29, 2019

UK Starts Returning Cross-Channel Migrants to France

The UK started to return to France migrants who crossed the English Channel in small boats in order to deter other refugees from similar actions, ВВС reports. 

On Thursday, a small number of asylum seekers, who landed on UK shores in October, were sent back to France. 

The Home Office claimed that it want to provide “a strong deterrent against the dangerous crossings.” 

This step is a part of a new plan agreed by France and the UK, according to which London will spend £3 million on security. 

The UK has earlier declared about the intention to spend additional £44.5 million on the intensification of security of the English Channel.