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Prime Minister vows action over ‘desperate’ migrant crossings

Boris Johnson said that migrants are falling prey to criminal gangs and vowed to change the law to help tackle the crisis.

More than 5,000 migrants reached UK by small boats in 2020

This is despite Home Secretary Priti Patel’s vow last year that the crossings would be an ‘infrequent phenomenon’ by now.

'We can't care for more migrant children,' says Kent council leader

Council leader Roger Gough said the limit had been reached despite efforts to work with the Home Office and other local authorities.