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Fewer Than 100 Migrants Arrested for Arriving in U.K. Illegally

Fewer than 100 people who crossed the English Channel in small boats have been arrested for arriving illegally in the U.K. under a new power to deter them. The figure represents 0.3% of those who have crossed since the law was changed.

Under the new law, anyone who arrives in the U.K. without proper permission or good reason commits a crime that can lead to up to four years in prison.

The BBC sought the figure under freedom of information laws after the Home Office declined to disclose it.

Read the full story at the BBC

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