why britain’s fbi’ will collaborate with north african nations to prevent 400,000 migrants
It is understood that officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA), also known as Britain’s FBI, will work with other countries in the area to combat people trafficking.
According to The Times and other news sources, the Italian Government anticipates that this summer, up to 400,000 migrants will try to enter Europe through Italy.
There are worries that an increase in Mediterranean crossings in the coming months will also fuel an increase in Channel crossings.
According to the most recent Home Office statistics, fewer than 7,000 people have been found making the journey so far this year, compared to the record-breaking number of people who crossed the English Channel in small boats last year.
In the upcoming week, Robert Jenrick, the minister of immigration, will visit North Africa and Europe to speak with international partners about “the shared global challenge of organized immigration crime.”
To discourage Albanian nationals from entering the UK in small boats, the Home Office has launched a campaign. Mr. Jenrick will participate in various events in Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, and France.
The publicity campaign, which will start running on Facebook and Instagram the following week, warns that violators “face being detained and removed”.
The Home Office stated that the campaign would also work to “debunk the myths of organized crime gangs” who use social media to entice people to travel risky routes to the UK.
Evil criminal gangs have no concern for the safety of the people they smuggle across the English Channel and have no remorse about spreading lies online, even putting children at risk, according to a spokesman.
However, the campaign has been derided as a “gimmick” by charities and members of the opposition, with Labour accusing the government of “tinkering at the edges” of an “in chaos” asylum system.
The Government’s Illegal Migration Bill seeks to return or deport asylum seekers who enter the country illegally to their home countries or third nations like Rwanda.
Ministers also anticipate that the law will lower the £5.5 million daily cost of housing immigrants who enter the UK.
Critics of the Bill, which is currently before the House of Lords, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, claim that it is “morally unacceptable” and impractical.
We’ve gotten in touch with the NCA and the Home Office for comments.