(WASHINGTON) ICE/HSI Announces ‘rewards’ for information leading to ‘capture,arrest & conviction of Pakistani Migrant Smuggler who facilitates human smuggling network #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.16: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announces two rewards for information on Pakistani national and human smuggler Abid Ali Khan (Khan). A reward of up to $1 million is offered for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Khan and a second $1 million reward is offered for information leading to the financial disruption of Khan’s human smuggling network.

#AceDailyNews reports that the ‘Department of State’ offers 2 $1M rewards for information leading to arrest, conviction or financial disruption of Pakistani human smuggler:

Khan allegedly operates a Pakistani-based smuggling network to facilitate the travel of undocumented individuals into the United States from the Middle East and southwest Asia in exchange for payment. In addition to the planning or operations of the illegal and dangerous travel, Khan also provides false documentation to foreign nationals to use for cross-border travel.

Smuggling organizations are both a national security threat and a public safety risk. They take advantage of vulnerable populations and jeopardize their lives through violence, abuse, hostage-taking, or extortion. Human smuggling is a gateway crime for additional criminal offenses, including illegal immigration, identity theft, document and benefit fraud, gang activity, financial fraud, and terrorism. To mitigate this threat, HSI strives to identify, disrupt, and dismantle transnational criminal human smuggling networks operating around the globe.

“Abid Ali Khan is alleged to be a prolific human smuggler who commands a criminal organization that spans the globe. Khan is a very dangerous individual whose activities and associations may pose a national security risk to the United States and our partner nations,” said Anthony Salisbury Special Agent in Charge for Homeland Security Investigations, Miami. “Khan is willing to smuggle individuals by any means necessary which can ultimately place vulnerable migrants in harm’s way. Through our strong domestic and international partnerships, I know we will be able to arrest this individual and stop his illicit activities that facilitate the movement of nefarious actors around the world.”

On April 7, 2021, the Department of Justice unsealed a federal indictment against Khan filed in the Eastern District of Virginia. The indictment charges Khan with Conspiracy to Encourage and Induce an Alien to Unlawfully Enter the United States, Encouraging and Inducing an Alien to Unlawfully Enter the United States, and Bringing an Alien to the United States. On the same date, the Department of the Treasury levied sanctions against Khan pursuant to Executive Order 13581 “Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations,” stemming from the same criminal conduct.

This reward is offered under the Department of State’s (DOS) Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program (TOCRP). More than 75 transnational criminals and major narcotics traffickers have been brought to justice under the TOCRP and the Narcotics Rewards Program (NRP) since 1986. DOS has paid more than $135 million in rewards to date.

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs manages the TOCRP in close coordination with HSI, the Drug Enforcement Administration the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and other U.S. government agencies.

For more information on the individual listed above and the TOCRP and NRP, please see DOS INL Anti-Crime Rewards Program.

HSI is a directorate of ICE and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel, and finance move.

HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: Oct.16: 2021:

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(EDINBURG, Tx.) CBP REPORT: Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents arrested two Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members and two migrants with previous convictions for sexual assault of minors, and a Paisa gang member also with a conviction for sexual assault of a minor #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.13: On Oct. 8, MCS agents apprehended a group of 12 migrants in Hidalgo. Record checks on a Salvadoran national, revealed he is a MS-13 gang member with extensive criminal history in the United States (Florida). He has been convicted for assault and has numerous convictions, by an immigration judge, for being a criminal migrant unlawfully in the United States dating back to 2009.

#AceDailyNews reports that RGV Border Patrol Agents Have Arrested Multiple Criminal Migrants & MS-13 Gang Members Trying To Enter The Country: On Oct. 8, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents apprehended a migrant in Hidalgo. Record checks on Carlos Garcia, a Mexican national, revealed he is a Paisa gang member and was arrested by Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office in 2005 for indecency with a child. He was convicted and sentenced to four years’ incarceration and subsequently removed from the United States.

Carlos Garcia - courtesy photo.

On Oct. 9, MCS agents apprehended a group of nine migrants south of Mission. Record checks on a Salvadoran national, revealed he is a MS-13 gang member with a previous conviction for attempted second degree murder in Maryland in 2015. He was sentenced to 30 years confinement (all suspended but 5 years) and was subsequently removed from the United States in 2020. 

On Oct. 10, Fort Brown Border Patrol station agents apprehended a group of three migrants in Brownsville. Record checks on a Honduran national, revealed he was convicted of aggravated child molestation in Carrollton, Texas, and was sentenced to 10 years’ probation. He was subsequently removed from the United States. 

On Oct. 11, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents apprehended a group of six migrants near Rio Grande City. Record checks on a Honduran national, revealed he was convicted of sex with a minor (16) in California and was sentenced to 120 days confinement and 36 months’ probation. He was subsequently removed from the United States. 

All subjects were processed accordingly. 

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: Oct.14: 2021:

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(HULL,U.K) Crown Court Report: A gang leader who boasted of smuggling dozens of women into the UK using HGVs and small boats has been jailed for 10 years #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.09: But 33-year-old Mohamad, who also used the name Nazar Masefi, was arrested by NCA officers while in the process of arranging an attempt to smuggle up to 21 people across the channel on a small boat in November 2019…..

#AceDailyNews reports that a gang leader who bragged of smuggling more than 100 women into UK has been jailed for 10 years in a covertly obtained recordings by National Crime Agency investigators, Nzar Jabar Mohamad, from Hull, was heard telling criminal associates in Europe that “I brought too many women, I swear to God I can say I brought more than a hundred over.”

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Mohamad appeared at Hull Crown Court on Wednesday, 21 April where he admitted a charge of conspiring to facilitate illegal immigration. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison at the same court on Friday, 8 October: The investigation involved the support of the Belgian authorities, whose enquiries continue.

CASE NOTES: During the conversations, recorded at his home in Waterloo Street prior to his arrest, Mohamad also referred to a £6,500 dinghy he had bought which had gone missing. Migrants were to be charged up to £10,000 each to make the crossing to the UK: In irate exchanges with other crime group members based in France and Belgium, Mohamad demanded the return of the dinghy, motor, fuel and 21 lifejackets or his money back: But the crossing attempt never happened as he was arrested at his home on 15 November and subsequently charged with conspiring to facilitate illegal immigration.

NCA Branch Commander Martin Clarke said: “Heartless criminals like Mohamad prey on the desperation of migrants seeking to cross the channel: The primary motivation of these individuals is financial gain, and they could not care less about the welfare of those on small boats or in the back of lorries: Unfortunately for Mohamad, his cover was blown while he was arranging a dangerous small boat crossing. Our intervention helped protect the welfare of those he was seeking to exploit: Working alongside our partners we are determined to do everything possible to disrupt and dismantle the organised criminals behind this despicable trade.”………Dozens of images of small boat equipment, including outboard motors, were found on Mohamad’s phone when it was searched by NCA investigators.

COURT NOTES: Hull Crown Court heard that the crime group he was part of initially smuggled migrants from Belgium and the Netherlands across the channel in HGVs, but diversified into using inflatable dinghies: Mohamad himself came to the UK illegally in April 2019, hiding behind the wind dam of an HGV cab before claiming asylum. During this period, phone records taken from migrants found in lorries showed a handset which was later linked to Mohamad was being regularly used by people smugglers to arrange illegal crossings: NCA officers showed that Mohamad was in contact with two men acting as agents in the Dunkirk migrant camp for individuals wanting to travel to the UK: In other parts of the covert recordings, Mohamad was heard talking about logistical and financial arrangements for transporting migrants on small boats: He also mentioned sending profits home to his family and displayed an in-depth knowledge of people smuggling methods, including weather patterns, risks and the best pick up points to use.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………….Published: Oct.09: 2021:

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(POLAND) #Migrant Crisis Report: Poland sends thousands of texts to illegal migrants at Belarus border telling them to go back home #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.07: Poland declared a state of emergency at the border with Belarus earlier this month and revealed that some of the migrants “had radical Islamic propaganda in their possession.” The jihadist infiltration through unvetted refugee streams has been a major threat to the security of Western countries across the board, although globalists refuse to acknowledge this.

#AceDailyNews says that back in August, Poland deployed hundreds of troops along the Belarus border and erected barbed wire to stop the influx of illegal migrants. According to ABC News, “Most of the migrants trying to cross over from Belarus are originally from Iraq, with some from Afghanistan and Syria.”

Also:

Some of the migrants are also said to have possessed child pornography and images of bestiality on their mobile devices, which led to a bizarre fact-check by left-wing journalists as to the correct species of animals in the pornography in question.

Poland has remained steadfast in upholding the rule of law and protecting itself from invasion, even under longstanding EU pressure to accept open-door mass migration. Only now there has been a shift in the face of a new challenge from Belarus. European Union Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson accused Belarus President  Alexander Lukashenko of luring “people from the Middle East, Asia, and Africa to the border of Europe.”  She added: “We must never be weak towards Lukashenko. He is desperate.”

Any Western nation in fact that appears (and is) “weak” and unknowledgeable about jihadists, their lies and their manipulations, is contributing to the destruction of its own civilization from within.

Turkey, on the other hand, which would be a more religiously and culturally compatible place for Muslim refugees to settle, has been deporting hundreds of Afghan refugees.

“‘Go home’: Poland sends thousands of text messages to migrants at its border with Belarus,” translated from “”Rentrez” : la Pologne envoie des milliers de SMS aux migrants à sa frontière avec la Biélorussie,” FranceInfo, September 29, 2021:

This is not a welcome message. Poland says it has sent nearly 31,000 text messages to foreign telephones along its border with Belarus on Tuesday, September 28, in an attempt to deter migrants there from entering its territory. “The Polish border is closed. The Belarusian authorities lied to you. Go back to Minsk!”, Read the message in English.

The text messages also contained a link to a site in English, French, Arabic, Russian and Polish warning migrants that crossing the border illegally “can lead to jail.” “Deteriorating weather conditions can endanger your life and health,” the site added. “Any attempt to hide and sleep irregularly (outdoors, unsheltered) can end tragically.” Six migrants recently died on the border between the EU and Belarus.

Immigration orchestrated by Minsk and Moscow?

Poland has deployed thousands of troops to the 400 km border in recent weeks, built a barbed-wire fence and declared a state of emergency that prohibits the press and NGOs from approaching it. With the drop in temperatures, associations spoke of a humanitarian crisis among migrants and asked for access to provide medical assistance.

Poland accuses Russia and Belarus of being at the origin of this wave of illegal immigration at its land border, with nearly 10,000 entry attempts since early August. The European Union sees this as a form of reprisal for the sanctions imposed by the EU against Belarus following the repression of the opposition by the Minsk regime.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Oct.07: 2021:

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(BELFAST, N.I.) NCA/PSNI REPORT: Officers have arrested a man from N.I as part of a people smuggling investigation which saw 10 migrants rescued from the back of a lorry #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.02: National Crime Agency officers have arrested a man from Northern Ireland as part of a people smuggling investigation which saw 10 migrants rescued from the back of a lorry.

#AceDailyNews reports on a joint operation between NCA & PSNI and the arrest of an N.I man as part of international people smuggling investigation also involving law enforcement in Belgium which in this saw 10-migrants rescued from the back of a lorry on Friday morning Oct.01: 2021 in Crossmaglen, County Armagh…..

CASE OPERATION NOTES: The 32-year-old was detained in Crossmaglen, County Armagh, this morning (Friday 1 October), in an operation that was supported by the PSNI: He will now be questioned on suspicion of facilitating illegal immigration, as part of an international investigation also involving law enforcement in Belgium: The arrest followed the discovery of 10 migrants in a lorry carrying a load of tyres in Belgium in March 2020. Belgian authorities were acting on information from the NCA: Two Irish nationals arrested in Dover following the incident were later charged, with one pleading guilty and the other awaiting trial: A man arrested in County Antrim shortly afterwards was released pending a report to prosecutors….

NCA Belfast branch commander David Cunningham said: This arrest is a significant development in what has been a long and complex investigation involving international partners: Tackling people smugglers is a priority for the NCA, and we are determined to do all we can to disrupt and dismantle the criminal networks involved in this type of exploitative crime.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Oct.02: 2021:

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(EDINBURG, Tx.) CBP REPORT: Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents reunited a seven-year-old child with his mother after they separated in a Mission orchard #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.29: Agents responded to the area and apprehended four migrants. A female Mexican national within the group stated she became separated from her four children in the orchard and did not know where they were.

#AceDailyNews reports that RGV Agents Locate Missing Migrant Child on the early morning of Sept. 27, a McAllen Border Patrol Station agent observed 14 subjects crossing the Rio Grande south of Mission.

Child reunited with family by CBP.

Agents and local law enforcement officers immediately searched the area and located three missing children, however, a 7-year-old boy was still missing.Child reunited with family by CBP: Hours later, Agents gathered information of a residence in Edinburg, Texas possibly harboring the missing child. Agents with the assistance from the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and encountered the 7-year-old missing boy, alone and in good health. No principal or caretaker was identified at the residence. The child was transported to be reunited with his awaiting family at a Border Patrol facility.

This fiscal year, RGV agents have performed over 1,000 rescues throughout the Rio Grande Valley. RGV urges immigrants not to jeopardize their lives by illegally entering the United States: The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Sept.29: 2021:

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(MIAMI, Fla.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayos’ crew repatriated 22 Cubans to Cuba, Saturday, following three interdictions off the coast of Dania Beach and Key West #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.19: While on a routine patrol, the Coast Guard Cutter Ibis crew notified Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders at approximately 9:05 a.m., Monday, of a metal vessel with eight people aboard approximately 1 mile east of Dania Beach. They were brought aboard Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo and reported in good health.

#AceDailyNews reports that a Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations airplane crew notified Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders at 9:20 a.m., Tuesday, of a white foam vessel with five people aboard approximately 55 miles southwest of Marathon. They were brought aboard the Cutter Isaac Mayo and reported in good health.

News Release: U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: 305-415-6683
After Hours: 786-367-7649
7th District online newsroom

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A good Samaritan notified Sector Key West watchstanders at 3 p.m., Wednesday, of a man-made sailing raft with nine people aboard approximately nine miles south of Big Pine Key. They were brought aboard the Cutter Isaac Mayo and reported in good health.

“Navigating the Florida Straits in unseaworthy vessels is extremely dangerous,” said Sean Connett, a command duty officer, District 7 Command Center. “The Coast Guard and our partner agencies continue to stop these voyages; you will be interdicted and should you expect to be repatriated to your country of origin.”  

Since Oct, 1, 2020, Coast Guard crews have interdicted 805 Cubans compared to:

  • 5,396 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2016
  • 1,468 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2017
  • 259 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
  • 313 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
  • 49 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2020

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of COVID-19.

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Sept.19: 2021:

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(BIRMINGHAM, U.K) Magistrates Court Report: A man was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a major people smuggling investigation has been charged #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.17: Vietnamese national Ho Sy Quoc, aged 21, of Grove Lane in Handsworth, will appear before Birmingham Magistrates today (14 September) charged with assisting unlawful immigration…..

#AceDailyNews reports on an NCA UPDATE: Smuggling Investigation Report: Vietnamese National has been arrested and charged in connection with people smuggling of illegal immigration: The man is now being questioned on suspicion of assisting illegal immigration to the UK and money laundering offences……

Update: 14 September 2021

The charges relate to the alleged smuggling of Vietnamese migrants into the UK in the backs of lorries in August and September 2020.

13 September 2021

A man who is suspected of being a high-ranking member of a Vietnamese people smuggling network has been arrested as part of a National Crime Agency operation in Birmingham.

suspect being escorted to the police car

The 23-year-old Vietnamese national was held during a raid on a property in the Handsworth area at around six o’clock this morning (Monday 13 September).

He was detained by NCA officers as he attempted to exit the building out of a window onto a flat roof below.

A large quantity of cash, estimated to be around £10,000, was also recovered from the property.

The arrest is the latest phase of an investigation into the smuggling of mainly Vietnamese migrants into the UK in the backs of lorries in August and September 2020.

NCA Branch Operations Manager Paul Boniface said: We are determined to disrupt and dismantle people smuggling networks wherever they are operating: These groups treat people as a commodity to be profited from and are quite happy to put lives at risk in dangerous journeys in the back of trucks or in small boats: Protecting life and preventing exploitation are our priorities, and this investigation continues.”…….The NCA leads the law enforcement response to the organised criminality involved in the trafficking and smuggling of people impacting upon the UK: The agency investigates the highest harm criminal networks, and currently has around 50 ongoing investigations into networks or individuals in the top tier of organised immigration crime or human trafficking.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.17: 2021:

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser repatriated 11 Dominican migrants and returned 12 Haitians to the Dominican Republic Saturday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage in the Mona Passage #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.03: We urge any person thinking of taking part in an illegal voyage to not take to the sea,” said Cmdr. Beau Powers, Sector San Juan chief of response. “Your life will be at risk, as will the lives of everyone aboard the vessel. The perils are many, including traveling with ruthless smugglers, aboard grossly overloaded makeshift vessels, in dangerous sea states, with little or no lifesaving equipment onboard. Those making this voyage should expect to be returned to their country of origin and also may face prosecution. The dangers are real, please don’t trust your life to a smuggler or in a makeshift vessel.”

#AceDailyNews reports on the interdiction is the result of ongoing Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency group partner efforts to deter and stop illegal voyages in the Mona Passage. Since Oct. 1, 2021, the Coast Guard and CBIG federal and state partner agencies have interdicted and or apprehended 2,100 migrants traveling illegally to Puerto Rico.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 08/30/2021 01:05 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
Contact: Coast Guard Puerto Rico PA Office
Office: 787-729-2381
After Hours: 787-510-7923
7th District Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands online newsroom

Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser’s boat crew is on scene with an illegal migrant voyage Aug. 26, 2021, in the Mona Passage between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The migrant group was comprised of 12 Haitians and 11 Dominican nationals, who were returned to the Dominican Republic Aug. 28, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Coast Guard repatriates 11 Dominican migrants, returns 12 Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic following interdiction of illegal voyage in the Mona Passage

The interdiction took place Thursday afternoon, after a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) marine patrol aircraft crew sighted a migrant vessel, approximately 42 nautical miles north of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The cutter Winslow Griesser diverted to the scene and interdicted the 25-foot makeshift boat with 11 Dominicans, 11 Haitian adults and 1 Haitian minor aboard.

The crew of the Winslow Griesser transferred the adult migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel just outside Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, while the minor was transferred to local authorities ashore from the Childrens and Adolescents National Council CONANI.

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention.

The Coast Guard Cutters Winslow Griesser is a fast response cutters homeported in San Juan, Puerto Rico

CBIG was formally created to unify efforts of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico, and Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA, for its Spanish acronym), in their common goal of securing the borders of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands against illegal migrant and drug smuggling.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Sept.03: 2021:

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(ATHENS) Afghanistan Migrant Crisis Report: Greece has installed a 40km (25-mile) fence and surveillance system on its border with Turkey amid concern over a surge of migrants from Afghanistan #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.21: In a telephone conversation with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a sharp increase in people leaving Afghanistan could pose “a serious challenge for everyone”.

#AceDailyNews says Greece has erected a fence at Turkey border amid warnings of Afghan migrant surge we cannot wait, passively, for the possible impact,” Greece’s Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis said on a visit to the region of Evros on Friday and his comments came as Turkey called on European countries to take responsibility for Afghan migrants.

View of a border fence between Greece and Turkey, in Alexandroupolis, Greece, 10 August 2021
Part of the fence erected in the Evros region at Greece’s border with Turkey

“Our borders will remain inviolable.”

“A new wave of migration is inevitable if the necessary measures are not taken in Afghanistan and in Iran,” Mr Erdogan said. 

The rapid takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban, an Islamist militant group, has left some fearing for their lives and seeking to escape the country, often by any means necessary.

Mr Chrisochoidis said the crisis had created new “possibilities for migrant flows” into Europe. A child is handed over the wall at Kabul airport, as the chaos continues

Greece, which was on the frontline of the migrant crisis in 2015 when more than a million people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East crossed from Turkey into the EU, has said it may send back any Afghans that arrive illegally through the country.

Of those who arrived in Greece during the migrant crisis, many travelled further north throughout Europe, but about 60,000 have remained in the country.

Last year, Athens temporarily blocked new asylum applications after Mr Erdogan said Turkey had “opened the doors” for migrants to travel to the EU.

Mr Mitsotakis said at the time that Greece had increased “the level of deterrence at our borders to the maximum”, with security personnel deployed to the Evros land border.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.21: 2021:

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(EDINBURG, Tx.) CBP REPORT: Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector (RGV) agents encountered two large groups of illegal-migrants resulting in 327 apprehensions #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.14: Yesterday afternoon, McAllen Border Patrol Station agents encountered a large group of 181 noncitizens in Havana, Texas. The group consisted of 141 family members, 25 noncitizen unaccompanied children, and 15 migrant adults. They are nationals from the countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Colombia. The migrants were transported to a Border Patrol station for processing.

#AceDailyNews reports that RGV Agents have apprehended two large groups of illegal-migrants this morning, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents encountered a large group of 146 migrants near La Grulla, Texas. The migrants are nationals from the countries of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Ecuador.

The migrants were transported to a Border Patrol station for processing. RGV agents have encountered over 90 large groups of more than 100 people this fiscal year.

All subjects are being processed accordingly.

Even with the spread of the #COVID19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation. The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Aug.14: 2021:

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(TEXAS, Ariz.) #Migrant Border Crisis Report: At least 10 – migrants have been killed and 20 injured after the van they were travelling in crashed after veering off the road #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.05: A Texas state official said 30 people were onboard, but the van had only been designed to carry 15 passengers: It is believed that some of the passengers were undocumented migrants who had crossed the border from Mexico: The driver and nine passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. The remainder of the group were sent to local medical facilities……..

#AceDailyNews says that a migrant van with 30-onboard some belived to be illegals crashes killing at least 10 in Texas according to the US authorities said the vehicle was driving at high speed when it tried to veer off a highway and hit a metal pole and stop sign in the city of Encino.

A van reported to be carrying migrants which crashed in Texas, 5 August 2021
Officials said 30 people were onboard when it hit a metal pole and stop sign near the Mexican border

Nearly 1,000 Illegal Immigrants Held by Border Patrol Under Bridge in Texas as more migrants crossing US-Mexico border than ever?

Authorities said the identities of the deceased will be released once their next of kin have been notified.

The White House has been under mounting pressure to find a way to respond to the crisis at the border. / Bill Melugin @BillFOXLA

New video shows ​nearly a thousand illegal immigrants being held by border patrol agents under a bridge near the southern border in Texas — with a top Republican calling it an “absolute catastrophe,” as the Biden administration continues to take heat for the escalating migrant crisis.

“An absolute catastrophe from Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and House & Senate Democrats. #BidenBorderCrisis,” GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) wrote on Twitter Sunday, linking to the footage posted by Bill Melugin of Fox News in Los Angeles.

“NEW: This is the largest group of migrants we’ve ever seen being held by Border Patrol under Anzalduas Bridge in Mission, TX. Looks like it could be up to 1,000 people. We can only get a look at the area with our drone. There’s a popular Rio Grande crossing area nearby,” Melugin posted along with drone footage of the incident.

NEW: This is the largest group of migrants we’ve ever seen being held by Border Patrol under Anzalduas Bridge in Mission, TX. Looks like it could be up to 1,000 people. We can only get a look at the area with our drone. There’s a popular Rio Grande crossing area nearby. @FoxNewspic.twitter.com/AsAygsO966

— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) August 1, 2021

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The Biden White House has been under mounting pressure to find a way to respond to the crisis at the border caused after the president rolled back or reversed many of the immigration policies put in place by former President Donald Trump.

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) also called on the administration to take action.

“Our DHS agents, & border communities, are overwhelmed & must be prioritized. DHS will again encounter over 180,000 immigrants at the southern border during July—adding to the more than 1M immigrants that have arrived at the southern border in FY21. Something has to change!” he said in a Twitter post that linked to the video.

Cuellar and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) sent a letter to Biden last week, urging him to name former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson as border czar.

Click here to read more.

SOURCE: New York Post, Mark Moore

In March, 13 migrants died during a similar incident in southern California, after their vehicle collided with a truck. In the aftermath, federal prosecutors charged a 47-year-old US resident for transporting unauthorized individuals into the country.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.05: 2021:

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(PORTSMOUTH, Va.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returned home to their homeport in Portsmouth, after a 72-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea, Sunday having interdict $16-million in cocaine #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.28: Throughout the patrol, the crew of the Harriet Lane worked in conjunction with a diverse array of US and foreign military assets to conduct vital training and perform its assigned law enforcement mission, which included interdicting one go-fast vessel carrying approximately 882 pounds of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of $16 million.

#AceDailyNews reports that Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane crewmembers interdict $16 million worth of illicit drugs, performed counter-drug and migrant interdiction operations in support of the Coast Guard 7th District and Joint Interagency Task Force-South returning home following 72-day Caribbean Sea patrol…

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 07/27/2021 12:34 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic
Contact: 5th District Public Affairs
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Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane crewmembers interdict $16 million worth of illicit drugs, return home following 72-day Caribbean Sea patrol

The interdiction was conducted jointly with USS Wichita (LCS 13). Harriet Lane’s crew assumed tactical control of Wichita’s helicopter, which employed airborne use of force executed by a trained Coast Guard crew member. The helicopter disabled the vessel and vectored in Harriet Lane’s small boat with embarked boarding team. Harriet Lane crews also conducted multiple at sea transfers of suspected illegal narcotics and drug-smugglers with the Dutch Navy aboard HNLMS Holland and facilitated the at-sea interdiction of a suspected drug smuggling vessel by the French frigate Ventôse. 

In addition to operations, the Harriet Lane crew conducted a towing exercise with the USS Wichita, taking the 378-foot littoral combat ship in tow. During the evolution both vessels exchanged crew members of various rates and rank to provide exposure and promote professional development. This exercise provided invaluable training for both crews and strengthened the special relationships amongst the seagoing services. The crew of Harriet Lane hosted Consul General Allen Greenberg, the U.S. Consul General for Curacao and U.S. Chief of Mission for the former Dutch Antilles. Amidst, operations, joint military training, and acts of diplomacy, the cutter crew also completed aviation, damage control, seamanship, and navigation training to maintain operational readiness and prepare for future multi-mission patrols.

“I am tremendously humbled to have completed my first patrol aboard Harriet Lane with this fine crew of maritime professionals,” said Cmdr. Ben Goff, commanding officer of the Harriet Lane “Throughout, we showcased a diversity of talent unique to the world’s best Coast Guard. I am extremely proud of the crew for their unwavering flexibility and selfless service amidst a variety of scheduling changes and mission challenges. Likewise, it was a true privilege to conduct operations and training with our US, Dutch, and French navy partners.”  

Harriet Lane is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter responsible for a variety of Coast Guard missions, including search and rescue, enforcement of laws and treaties, maritime defense, and protection of the marine environment.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.28: 2021:

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(PARIS) #MigrantCrisis French authorities said on Friday they had rescued a boatload of 42 migrants in the English channel after their boat got into difficulty #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.26: The emergency services were alerted by the migrants, and a rescue vessel picked them up in the sea off the Pas-de-Calais area, according to a French police statement.

#AceDailyNews says that U.K. reportedly paid France £54-million to search for illegals leaving their country and they say they have rescued a boatload of 42 migrants in the English Channel and they were taken to the nearby port of Boulogne-sur-Mer, and all are in good health, the statement said.

July. 23, 20217:32 PM BSTLast Updated 14 hours ago

Thousands of migrants each year attempt the dangerous sea crossing from France to the coast of Britain, often paying human smugglers to help them through one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes in overloaded rubber dinghies: Britain has repeatedly pressed French President Emmanuel Macron’s government to do more to prevent the migrants leaving France.

When Europe turns a blind eye: Life and death in the Mediterranean – Reporters

In the Mediterranean, the years go by and almost nothing changes. In 2021, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 955 people have already died trying to reach Europe by sea – twice as many as during the same period last year. NGOs believe these figures are no doubt an underestimate.

23/07/2021 – 19:00

REPORTERS
REPORTERS © FRANCE 24

According to the 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), coastal states have a legal obligation to organise and assist searches in the event of a distress signal. However, since 2016, civil society groups have been plugging the gap.

On April 21, the Ocean Viking began a race against time to try to rescue a dinghy in distress amid a storm, with nearly 130 people on board. But without assistance from the competent authorities, the vessel arrived too late at the scene of a fatal shipwreck. 

A few days later, 236 survivors, including 119 minors, were rescued from two other inflatable boats on which they were adrift, before being transported to a port on the European continent. Among them were men, women and children fleeing the hell for migrants that is Libya

In this documentary, FRANCE 24 brings you an in-depth look at the reality for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean in search of a better life.

FRANCE 24’s Emmanuelle Chaze tells us more about filming her report:

Ocean Viking: Life and death in the Mediterranean
Ocean Viking: Life and death in the Mediterranean  © FRANCE 24

Reporting by Christian Lowe; Editing by Giles Elgood

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(AUSTIN, Tx.) #MigrantCrisis Report: Rep.Gov.Gregg Abbot: Actions have arrested 10-illegals on ‘Trepassing Charges’ on the ‘Mexico Border’ and more are on the way according to officials #AceNewsDesk report

#AceDailyNews says that Texas begins arresting illegal-migrants on trespassing charges along US-Mexico border and has jailed 10 so far after he announced his plan in June when he also said that the state would continue building former President Donald Trump’s border wall and called on other governors to deploy law enforcement and National Guard members to the southern border.

The detainees are being held at what had been an empty state prison in Dilley, Texas, about 100 miles (160.93 kilometers) north of the border city of Laredo, said Robert Hurst, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He said the converted facility will be able to hold more than 950 people.

All of those arrested so far have been single adult men, according to Val Verde County Attorney David Martinez, who said he was advised last week that the number of migrant arrests could increase to as many as 100 or 200 per day. Such large numbers, he said, “would overwhelm not only my office, but our entire system pretty quickly.”

Most land along the southern Texas border is private, but Martinez said his understanding was that state troopers would not arrest family units. Last week, U.S. officials reported that they had encountered 55,805 members of families with children in June, which was up 25% from the previous month. That figure still remains far below the high of 88,587 in May 2019.

“If John Doe is caught on my property and he has his wife and his children with him, chances are he’s not going to be arrested,” Martinez said. “That’s what’s been represented to me.”

A spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety did not immediately return a message Thursday.

Val Verde County, which has around 50,000 residents, has become the backdrop of Abbott’s criticism of President Joe Biden over the border as the two-term governor, who is up for reelection in 2022, has sought to take Trump’s mantle on immigration. He returned to the county last weekend along with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other officials, including Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, who tweeted this week that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

“The state jail commission has worked out a way to jail far more people that are currently being jailed,” Abbott said during his visit on Saturday.

But the largest Texas counties along the southern border, where crossings are typically the highest, have rejected Abbott’s offer to heighten enforcement and accept disaster declarations, which governors typically only grant during events like hurricanes or wildfire.

Migrants arrested by state troopers for trespassing first began showing up to the former prison on Tuesday. Prison officials said in a statement said that preparations for the facility included temporary air conditioning – which many Texas prisons don’t have in living areas – and training and licensing jailers.

Since first announcing earlier this summer that Texas would begin charging migrants with state crimes, Abbott has said law enforcement would not be involved in “catch and release” and said those arrested would spend time behind bars. But Martinez said he would handle the cases same as usually does, which typically means offering time served.

“My office is working really hard to try to minimize the amount of time that they have to sit in that jail,” he said.

ABC7, Reuters, US Media,

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: July.24: 2021:

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(ATHENS) NCA Project Invigor Report: Eight arrested in Greece targets major international people smuggling network intercepted on July.14: 2021: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.23: The operation saw a speedboat intercepted off the island of Lefkada on 14 July as it headed towards Italy, carrying 14 migrants: The vessel attempted to out-run Greek authorities, but was eventually stopped after coastguards fired warning shots. The pilot was arrested after throwing himself into the sea in an attempt to escape, leaving the migrants adrift…

#AceDailyNews reports that officers from Project Invigor, the National Crime Agency-led taskforce targeting organised immigration crime, have taken part in an operation which has seen eight members of a major people smuggling network arrested in Greece in July…

speedboat

Shortly afterwards another seven people were arrested as Greek police raided a number of properties in Athens, seizing cash, mobile phones, forged travel documents and another boat: Those arrested included three Iraqi nationals, two Greek nationals, two Ukrainian nationals and one Turkish national. They will all now face charges: The organised crime group is alleged to have charged migrants between five and seven thousand euros to transport them through Greece and then onwards towards Italy: Many would then move up into northern Europe, with some ending up trying to reach the UK: NCA officers, working as part of Project Invigor, played a crucial role in the operation, helping the Hellenic Police identify and locate the OCG’s leaders and providing support to the overall investigation.

Dave Hucker, Regional Head for NCA International, said: Through Project Invigor we are seeking to attack the people smuggling OCGs impacting upon the UK at every step of the route, in source countries, in transit countries like Greece, as well as at the UK border: This operation, which saw us work in partnership with the Greek police, is an example of that in action: There is no doubt that some of the migrants smuggled from Turkey, through Greece and onwards by this OCG would have ended up attempting to enter the UK illegally as well: Those involved in organised immigration crime are ruthless and happy to treat people as a commodity to be profited from. We are determined to do all we can to stop them: Project Invigor is the UK’s organised immigration crime taskforce set up to target the criminal networks behind people smuggling impacting on the UK: Led by the NCA, it also includes Border Force, Immigration Enforcement and the Crown Prosecution Service. Officers work in the UK and internationally.

19 July 2021

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.23: 2021:

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(LAREDO, Tx.) Court Report: A Houston man was sentenced to federal prison on July.08, for conspiracy to transport noncitizens inside a trailer across the U.S. border #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.22: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Laredo Border Patrol Sector investigated this case…….

#AceDailyNews reports that a Houston man Brodrick Keith Rhodes, 32, was sentenced July 8 in federal court to 50 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. During sentencing, the judge noted that had transported an exceptionally high number of illegals totalling 119 in his trailer. Rhodes pleaded guilty April.07:2021

ICE/HSI INVESTIGATION REPORT

According to court documents, on Jan. 12, Rhodes arrived at the Freer Border Patrol checkpoint driving a semi-truck and refrigerated trailer. He claimed he was hauling lettuce, but authorities noticed discrepancies with his bill of lading. They also noted he appeared nervous and that the trailer was set to 30 degrees but with an internal temperature of 68. At secondary inspection, Border Patrol ultimately found 119 noncitizens in the trailer’s cargo area.

Rhodes claimed he worked for a business in La Porte, but the bill of lading indicated he was transporting lettuce from a Laredo produce company to a location in Sugar Land. The business indicated Rhodes had never been employed with them nor do they even transport outside the Houston area. The other two companies confirmed they had no record of the shipment.

The noncitizens told authorities they had been taken to a truck and told to get in the trailer. It soon departed and did not stop until it reached the checkpoint.

Rhodes was permitted to remain on bond and voluntarily surrender to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul A. Harrison, Southern District of Texas, prosecuted the case.

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: July.22: 2021:

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(LA GRULLA, Tx.) CBP REPORT: Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station (RGC) agents apprehended 736 migrants in three large groups on Friday morning #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.22: The next morning, RGC agents working near La Grulla, Texas, encountered a large group of migrants walking north on a ranch road after illegally entering the United States. The group of 298 migrants included 60 unaccompanied children. This has been the largest group of migrants encountered by RGV agents this fiscal year. Within this group, a subject exhibiting COVID-19 related symptoms was transported to the hospital. At the hospital, the migrant tested positive for #COVID19 …..

#AceDailyNews reports that on Friday morning, RGC agents working in La Grulla, Texas, observed a large group of migrants make landfall in the United States. The group totaled 235 migrants consisting of 187 family members, 27 unaccompanied children, and 21 single adult migrants. More than half of the migrants are citizens of Guatemala. The remainder of the migrants are citizens of Honduras, El Salvador, Venezuela, and Nicaragua……

Sunday afternoon, RGC agents encountered another large group of migrants walking north on the same ranch road as the day prior. Of the 203 migrants, 127 are citizens of Honduras. The group consisted of 158 family members, 29 unaccompanied children, and 16 single adults.

Border Patrol processed the subjects accordingly.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.22: 2021:

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(LONDON) #ImmigrationCrisis Report: France will double the number of police patrolling its beaches as part of a deal with the UK to stem the number of migrants crossing the English Channel #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.21: The BBC’s Jon Donnison spoke to some of the migrants trying to make the dangerous journey: The UK will pay more than £54m as part of the deal, which will also improve intelligence sharing…..

#AceDailyNews says that UK & France agrees deal to tackle rise in Channel crossings after the number of people crossing the Channel this year has now overtaken 2020’s total but Calais MP Pierre-Henri Dumont suggested it would not have an impact as the French coastline is too big…..after a group of migrants was seen arriving at Dover on Wednesday morning, bringing the total number this year to more than the 8,461 who made the crossing in 2020 following Tuesday we published that 430 migrants cross Channel in single day After the ‘Immigration & Borders Bill’ being passed on Tuesday evening…

He told the Today programme: “The fact is, we’ve seen it before. Having more money, having more police officers, having more controls, will not prevent people to succeed in these crossing attempts: ‘We have too many kilometres of shore to monitor.”….The funding will also be used for better technology to target those who organise the crossings, the Home Office said.

On Monday at least 430 migrants crossed the Channel – a record for one day. The previous daily high of 416 was set in September last year

The Home Office said on Tuesday 287 people had landed in the UK.

‘Step too far’

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel and French interior minister Gerald Darmanin have agreed to “strengthen co-operation” over the crossings.

The Home Office said UK support last year helped France double the number of officers deployed daily on the beaches of its northern coast.

It said this resulted in France preventing twice as many crossings so far this year compared with the same period in 2020.

However, it said the people who facilitated the crossings had now changed their tactics and had moved further up the French coast, “forcing migrants to take even longer, riskier journeys”.

Mr Dumont added that the French are not supposed to intervene at sea – yet former Border Force chief Tony Smith has called for joint patrols. 

Mr Smith said: “That seems to be a step too far for the French at the moment. The French position is they are not prepared to intervene on the high seas, only on land.”

PA MediaA group of people thought to be migrants are escorted by Border Patrol in Dungeness on Tuesday

The new support announced by the UK would enable France “to respond by posting more security forces further up the coast, installing and utilising the latest surveillance equipment throughout northern France”, the Home Office said.

Home Office minister Victoria Atkins insisted that a £28m deal between the UK and France last November, to double police patrols on French beaches, had made a difference, saying it had prevented some 7,500 people crossing the Channel.

Ms Atkins told Today it was an “incredibly complicated” situation and that the UK was trying to work with other countries to make sure “when people arrive in a safe country, they remain there and do not try to make that hazardous journey”. She said the government wanted “safe routes for legal migrants” and to crack down on the gangs bringing people over……..’No quick and easy fix’

Analysis by Simon Jones, BBC reporter, in DoverFrom the famous White Cliffs of Dover, we watched this morning as another group of migrants was brought to shore by the Border Force, having been picked up in the Channel. Conditions at sea are once again incredibly calm and the sun is shining, so these are unlikely to be the only arrivals today. Almost 1,000 people have reached the UK by boat in the past three days, putting pressure on the home secretary to act. Priti Patel is now pledging more money to the French authorities to try to prevent the crossings. But the deal struck last night is very similar to one agreed between Britain and France last November – which has failed to stem the numbers arriving, though the Home Office points out the number of crossings being prevented by the French authorities has doubled.The government here accepts there is no quick and easy fix to problems with the asylum system, but there’s no doubt the home secretary will want to see swift results in return for the increased investment in northern France.Ms Patel has previously pledged to make Channel crossings “unviable”, with new legislation that will make it a crime to knowingly arrive in the UK without permission.The Nationality and Borders Bill, which is currently being considered by MPs, will mean migrants entering without permission could face up to four years in prison.The government hopes the overhaul of asylum rules will deter migrants from making the crossing.But the plans have been criticised by charities including Refugee Action, which has called them “extreme and nasty”. PA MediaA dinghy’s arrival being watched over by the crew of an RNLI lifeboatDan O’Mahoney, Clandestine Channel Threat Commander for the Home Office, said: “There is an unacceptable rise in dangerous small boat crossings across the Channel because of a surge in illegal migration across Europe.”People should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach and not risk their lives making these dangerous crossings. We are continuing to pursue the criminals behind these illegal crossings.”He added that the Nationality and Borders Bill would “protect lives and break this cycle of illegal crossings” and the government was continuing to return those with no legal right to remain in the UK. But Amnesty International’s Steve Valdez-Symonds told the BBC the new legislation was an “extremely reckless and dangerous response” to the issue and would not tackle the problem of people smugglers. Instead, he said it was likely to drive desperate people to avoid the authorities, leaving them vulnerable to further exploitation and slavery. Labour shadow home secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds said the Home Office announcement was “yet more empty words from the Conservatives about agreeing a deal with France to address trafficking gangs”.He said ministers promised a plan with France in August 2020, “yet almost a year later they are still making empty promises, letting down victims, and allowing criminals to continue their evil trade”.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.21: 2021:

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(DOVER, KENT, U.K.) JUST IN: At least 430 migrants crossed the English Channel to the UK on Monday – a new record for a single day – the Home Office has said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.21: Sky News cameras have filmed a dinghy carrying 13 suspected migrants arriving on a beach in Kent: Helicopter footage shows the group coming ashore in Dungeness, with several men sitting on the sand after disembarking: It appears that several other groups have also managed to come ashore after making the dangerous journey across the English Channel.

#AceDailyNews reports that a record 430-illegal-migrants cross English Channel in single day: BBC’s Jon Donnison spoke to some of the migrants trying to make the dangerous journey as France has taken the option not to provide asylum and allowing many to attempt that extremely journey

BBC News: The migrants are believed to have sailed from Northern France or Belgium Dan Johnson Getty Images:

The department said it was taking “substantial steps to tackle the unacceptable problem of illegal migration”.

According to the PA news agency, at least 430 migrants sailed across the Channel on Monday, surpassing the previous record of 416 that was set in September 2020.

High numbers of crossings are being attempted due to the warm weather

Footage shows several suspected migrants arriving on Kent coast as Channel crossings rise

High numbers of crossings are being attempted due to the warm weather.

According to the PA news agency, at least 430 migrants sailed across the Channel on Monday, surpassing the previous record of 416 that was set in September 2020.

Sky’s correspondent Ashna Hurynag, who is in Dover, said: “We have seen the UK paying France a lot of money to up surveillance – but we are talking about miles and miles of coastline that need patrolling.

“Once the police crack down on one of the beaches, you find that suspected migrants pop up elsewhere and again, the routine starts once more.

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“It’s a bit of a cat-and-mouse situation for authorities in France, but also for the authorities here too.”

According to the PA news agency, at least 430 migrants sailed across the Channel on Monday

Women and children – some of whom were too young to walk – were among those who arrived yesterday. Some needed to be supported as they set foot on the beach.

Also on Monday, parliament debated plans to introduce sweeping reforms of the asylum system, with former prime minister Theresa May sounding warnings over the prospect of the UK sending asylum seekers to offshore processing centres – not dissimilar from the ones used by Australia.

Bella Sankey, director of charity Detention Action, said: “The Home Office’s anti-refugee bill is political theatre that doesn’t even pretend to deal with the issue or make our system, safe, fair or efficient.

“We need a mechanism allowing refugees arriving at the UK border in France to be given safe passage, and until we have it, all else is noise and distraction.”

More than 1,850 people have reached Britain on small boats in July so far, according to PA analysis.

That is more than the 2019 total.

Around 50 people were seen landing on the beach at Dungeness in Kent after crossing in one dinghy.

The group included women and young children. 

It comes after eight boats carrying 241 migrants reached the UK on Sunday. 

So far this year, nearly 8,000 people have reached the UK in about 345 boats.

The previous daily high of 416 was set in September 2020

PA MediaThe dinghy’s arrival was watched over by the crew of an RNLI lifeboat

Home Secretary Priti Patel has pledged to make Channel crossing “unviable”. 

Dan O’Mahoney, clandestine channel threat commander, said: “There is an unacceptable rise in dangerous small boat crossings across the channel because of a surge in illegal migration across Europe.

“People should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach and not risk their lives making these dangerous crossings. We are continuing to pursue the criminals behind these illegal crossings.”

He added that the Nationality and Borders Bill would “protect lives and break this cycle of illegal crossings” and the government was continuing to return those with no legal right to remain in the UK. 

Under the bill, which is currently being considered by MPs, it would become a criminal offence to knowingly arrive in the UK illegally.

Migrants entering without permission could face up to four years in prison.

But the plans have been criticised by charities including Refugee Action, which has called them “extreme and nasty”.

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