(WASHINGTON) Migrant Crisis Report: On Wednesday began returning migrants to the Mexican city of Tijuana in an restart of a Trump-era program that forces asylum seekers to wait for U.S. court hearings in Mexico, Mexican authorities and the U.N. migration agency said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.07: The United States and Mexico last month agreed to relaunch the controversial scheme known as Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), in keeping with a U.S. federal court order.

#AceDailyNews says U.S. begins returning migrants to Mexican border city under rebooted Trump-era policy according to Reuters News By

U.S. President Joe Biden, a Democrat, has struggled to reverse many hardline immigration policies put in place by his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump.

Biden ended MPP soon after his inauguration in January as he sought to pursue what he called a more humane approach to immigration. But a federal judge ruled Biden’s move did not follow proper procedure, and in August ordered MPP reinstated.

The program first resumed in December at the international crossing connecting El Paso, Texas, to Ciudad Juarez. More than 200 people have been returned to Mexico so far under the relaunch of MPP, according to the U.N.’s International Organization of Migration (OIM).

Two migrants were returned to Tijuana, across from California, on Wednesday with future appointments in U.S. courts, an official with OIM told Reuters.

The migrant rights advocacy group Al Otro Lado told Reuters the two men were Colombian nationals.

Neither U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) nor Mexico’s immigration agency immediately responded to requests for comment.

The United Nations’ refugee agency and advocacy groups have criticized the restart of the Trump-era policy, warning migrants face the risk of kidnapping, rape, and extortion in dangerous Mexican border towns.

Under the original 2019 program, some 70,000 migrants seeking asylum were forced to wait weeks and sometimes years in Mexico for a U.S. court date instead of being allowed to await their hearings in the United States.

Reporting by Lizbeth Diaz with additional reporting by Mica Rosenberg, writing by Laura Gottesdiener; Editing by Marguerita Choy

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.07: 2022:

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico.) USCG REPORT: The Heriberto Hernandez’s crew repatriated 58 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic Thursday, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages northwest of Aguadilla.

#AceNewsReport – Dec.27: The interdictions are the result of ongoing local and federal multi-agency efforts in support of the Caribbean Border Interagency Group CBIG.

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#AceDailyNews USCG Reports: Coast Guard repatriates 58 Dominican nationals, following the interdiction of 2 illegal voyages

Coast Guard repatriates 58 Dominican nationals, following the interdiction of 2 illegal voyages

“The people on these voyages are very fortunate our crews arrived in time to prevent what could have been a most tragic outcome,” said Cmdr. Beau Powers, Sector San Juan chief of response.  “Conditions aboard both these vessels were extremely unsafe, they were grossly overloaded, and had no lifesaving equipment, which could have caused them to capsize and possibly taken the life of everyone aboard. To anyone thinking of taking part in an illegal voyage, don’t take to the sea! You will be putting your life and the life of others at risk.”

During a routine patrol Tuesday, the aircrew of a Customs and Border Protection Marine Enforcement Aircraft detected the illegal voyage in the Caribbean Sea 86 miles northwest of Aguadilla.  Following the sighting, the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez crew interdicted a 30-foot smuggling vessel and safely embarked 34 persons.  All the passengers claimed to be Dominican Republic nationals.

During a routine patrol Saturday, a Customs and Border Protection Marine Enforcement Aircraft detected a second illegal voyage  63 miles northwest of Aguadilla. The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez crew interdicted the grossly overloaded smuggling vessel and safely embarked 28 persons, who claimed to be Dominican Republic nationals including 26 men and two women.  

The cutter Heriberto Hernandez crew repatriated 58 individuals from this voyages Thursday, while two Dominican Republic nationals remain in Puerto Rico under federal custody for processing.

Family members in the United States inquiring about possible family members interdicted at sea, please contact your local U.S. representative. Relatives located outside the United States please contact your local U.S. Embassy.

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, in their common goal of securing the borders of Puerto Rico against illegal migration and drug smuggling.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Dec.27: 2021:

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(PARIS) #Christmas Mass Attack Report: Migrants attack disrupts Christmas mass, screaming that he is a Muslim but its unconfirmed #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.27: The man was very quickly arrested and placed in a sobering-up cell: Friday, December 24, at around 6.30 p.m., police officers intervened on rue Albert-Tomey in Carcassonne, following an incident that had just happened at Saint-Vincent church.

#AceDailyNews says it reported by local media that a drunk disrupts Christmas mass by shouting that he is a Muslim,” translated from “Carcassonne – Ivre, il perturbe la messe de Noël en criant qu’il est musulman,” Calm down. He was just celebrating diversity according to L’Indépendant, December 26, 2021 (thanks to Medforth)

According to reports from L’Indépendant, a drunken man broke in during the Christmas service, shouting to anyone who would listen that he was a Muslim.

Very quickly arrested by the police, present to secure places of worship during this festive period, this 52-year-old Moroccan was taken to the police station for a necessary sobering up. No complaints were filed.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Dec.27: 2021:

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(LONDON) Chelmsford Crown Court Report: Four men have been sentenced to 35 years in prison for people smuggling and who plotted to bring hundreds of migrants into the UK #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.23: Working with partners like Border Force and Immigration Enforcement, we will relentlessly pursue people smugglers and bring them before the courts to face the consequence of their actions.”

#AceDailyNews says according to an NCA News Report: A London-based crime group which tried to smuggle 69 Albanian migrants into the UK on a decrepit fishing vessel – and planned to bring in 50 more every week – have been jailed.

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The crime group were involved in the smuggling attempt on 17 November last year when the 30-metre converted trawler ’Svanic’ was intercepted off the Norfolk coast.

The boat – built nearly 60 years ago and with a lifeboat for just 20 people – had set sail from the Ostend area of Belgium and was heading towards Great Yarmouth.

It was escorted into Harwich international port in an operation involving the National Crime Agency, Border Force, HM Coastguard, Immigration Enforcement and Essex Police.

The NCA had been alerted to the vessel by the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre in Lisbon. MAOC received a report of suspicious activity from the Swedish authorities who had to assist the Svanic after it ran aground 15 days prior to picking up the migrants.

The vessel, which had been purchased in Latvia for around 20,000 euros in October 2020, was to run aground a second time before collecting the migrants in Belgium.

The three crew members – Igor Kosyi, aged 57, and Volodymyr Mykhailov, 49, both from Ukraine, and Alexsandrs Gulpe, 44, from Latvia – were arrested by the NCA on suspicion of facilitating illegal immigration. The 69 migrants were handed to Immigration Enforcement.

NCA investigators seized a laptop from the vessel, which enabled them to identify the UK-based gang which had orchestrated the attempt.

The computer had been given to the crew by Latvian national Sergejs Kuliss, 32, of Albert Basin Way, Newham, London. Phone evidence showed Kuliss was in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on the night of the smuggling attempt, awaiting the arrival of the boat. 

During the day Kuliss had been in contact with fellow conspirators Lithuanian national Arturas Jusas, 35, living in Lambeth, and Israeli national Kfir Ivgi, 39, from Finchley.

Messages found on their phones showed the three men spent weeks discussing their plans to invest in a boat for the purpose of smuggling people, with Jusas claiming ‘from first trip we’re going to get the money back’.

Once the Svanic had been identified as a possible purchase Kuliss sent a sequence of photographs and videos of the boat to Jusas, which he forwarded to Ivgi. He replied: ‘Yes, yes, yes…I don’t care how it looks like, it’s good’, indicating he didn’t care about the condition of the vessel.

In one audio messages found on his phone following his arrest, Jusas boasted to Ivgi that he planned to ‘bring every week 50 people’. Other messages showed he was in contact with people on the ‘other side’ who wanted to move migrants to the UK.

The trio had also scoped out potential landing sites for the vessel, which had only 21 lifejackets on board, eventually settling on Great Yarmouth.

After the interception the gang shared online news reports about the incident with each other, with Ivgi messaging Jusas to say ‘clean the…phone’.

Jusas, Ivgi and Kuliss were arrested during a series of NCA raids in June this year after investigators were able to piece together their involvement in the plot.

They were charged alongside Kosyi, Mykhailov, and Gulpe with conspiring to facilitate illegal immigration.

Jusas pleaded guilty at Chelmsford Crown Court on 6 August, but following an eight-week week trial at the same court Ivgi, Kuliss, Gulpe and Kosyi were found guilty on 17 November – exactly a year since the boat was intercepted.

Volodymyr Mykhailov was found not guilty.

Jusas, Ivgi, Kuliss and Kosyi were sentenced at the same court today (21 December). Gulpe’s sentencing was adjourned to a later date.

NCA Director of Investigations Nikki Holland said: “These men had no qualms about trying to smuggle vulnerable migrants on board an unseaworthy vessel, with ambitions to bring in hundreds more using this deadly method.

“Their sole motivation was monetary greed so I’m delighted they are now beginning lengthy jail terms for these despicable crimes.

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

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(LONDON) NCA REPORT: Organised crime groups are turning to ever more dangerous and un-seaworthy boats in efforts to smuggle people across the Channel to the UK from France, they have warned #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.13: Recent months have seen a trend towards larger inflatables, sometimes up to 10 metres in length, being used. The NCA believes many of these large grey or black unbranded vessels have little or no commercial use, and are being purposefully manufactured for people smugglers.

#AceDailyNews NCA Report: People smugglers use ever more dangerous boats to attempt Channel crossings as NCA issue international alert

Small boat with bottom collapsed

Other boats are also being adapted or improvised using sub-standard materials in attempts to increase capacity and improve rigidity. During one attempted crossing in July this year the flimsy plastic bottom of a boat simply gave way, plunging the occupants into the water. Fortunately they were rescued by Border Force.

And several boats intercepted in the days just before a similar vessel sank in the Channel leading to the deaths of 27 people were held together using strips of gaffer tape.

On 29 November the Agency issued an alert via Interpol to worldwide law enforcement for them to share intelligence about the supply of boats and encouraging them to ask suppliers and retailers in their jurisdictions to be on the lookout.

Martin Grace, Head of Organised Immigration Crime operations for the NCA, said:

“It is clear to us that with some of the boats being used there is little or no genuine commercial use for them.

“They are likely being manufactured and sold online for the sole purpose of being used for people smuggling, and this is now something we are focusing on.”

The NCA assesses that a high percentage of attempted Channel crossings are still facilitated by organised criminal networks of varying sophistication.

The Agency continues to look at disrupting the supply of vessels to criminal groups and target those who knowingly do so.

In November the NCA worked with French police on an operation which  dismantled an organised crime group involved in supplying boats able to carry between 40 and 60 people, and then recruiting people from camps in northern France to travel in them.

18 people were arrested in the Calais, Le Havre and Paris regions of France.

Dan O’Mahoney, Home Office Clandestine Channel Threat Commander, said:

“The recent tragedy in the Channel is a devastating reminder of the dangers of Channel crossings choreographed by organised crime groups who are profiteering from these deadly and unnecessary Channel crossings. 

“We work closely with our European and international partners and police, hand-in-glove, day in, day out to arrest, investigate and prosecuting organised criminals, preventing numerous departures and saving lives.

“But this is a complicated issue and we are determined to do all we can to work with the NCA to tackle criminal gangs and prevent further loss of life.” 

Earlier this year the NCA issued an alert to the UK maritime industry to raise awareness around organised crime activity linked to small boat supply, and continues to work with partners in the EU to do similar there.

The NCA’s Martin Grace added:

“While the events of last month in which at least 27 people died were an absolute tragedy, unfortunately it was not a surprise when you consider the types of boats we have seen people being put in. Frankly, they are death traps.

“If you add that to the increasing crowding we are seeing on these vessels, and the poor weather and colder seas of winter, it all adds to a greatly increased risk.

“It demonstrates further to us that the people smugglers involved in these crossings don’t care about the wellbeing of those they put on the boats. They don’t care if they die. They just want to exploit their desperation for money.

“I would also re-iterate our appeal from earlier in the year to those involved in the maritime industry, both here in the UK and on the Continent. Please be on alert, and if you have suspicions around the purchase of the kinds of items that can be used in these crossings, please report it.”

Potentially suspicious activity might include:

·      Cash being used in large sums to make payment;

·     Unusual combination of boats and equipment in one transaction;

·     Enquiries about bulk purchase of equipment i.e. life jackets;

·     Repeat purchasing of boats and/or equipment from the same retailer;

·     Lack of concern about the condition of the boat or equipment being purchased, or an indication that it may not be for the buyers’ use;

·     Customers wanting to complete their transaction and collection as quickly as possible.

·     Online buyers travelling to collect the boat and/or avoiding providing a fixed delivery address.

National Crime Agency officers continue to work with law enforcement partners in France, Belgium and further afield to disrupt and dismantle the criminal networks involved in people smuggling.

The NCA alone has around 50 ongoing investigations linked to the top tiers of organised immigration crime, and since the start of the 2021 has been involved in more than 140 arrests.

#AceNewsDesk reports ………..Published: Dec.13: 2021:

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(MEXICO CITY) JUST IN: At least 54 were killed and 40 more were seriously injured when a people-smuggling lorry flipped over on Friday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.11: But dozens were killed or left seriously injured after a tragic crash yesterday: The overloaded lorry toppled while turning on a sharp bend in the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez, in southern Mexico.

#AceDailyNews says that some 200 Central Americans, reportedly including several children, were thought to have paid thousands to be driven through Mexico in an illegal journey to the US. according to METRO UK By – Friday 10 Dec 2021 2:20 pm

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, MEXICO - DECEMBER 09: Mexican national guard officers work in the area after a traffic accident that killed migrants from Central America on December 9, 2021 in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. A truck accident leaves at least 49 people dead and dozens injured according to authorities. Most of the victims are believed to be migrants from Central American who were travelling on a truck that rolled over and crashed into a pedestrian bridge. (Photo by Alfredo Pacheco/Getty Images)
Around 200 Central Americans were in the lorry, making a journey through Mexico to get into the US (Pictures: Getty)

The impact of the collision was so extreme, the mettle container at the back of the lorry came loose from the vehicle and burst open. The lorry was designed to move cargo and would likely have been unsafe for people. 

Horrific scenes unfolded as dead bodies were laid out onto plastic sheets on the side of the highway and others were rushed to hospital. 

Mexican authorities have confirmed 54 people were killed – the worst single-day migrant death tolls since 72 people were massacred by the Zetas drug cartel in 2010. 

It is unconfirmed whether the lorry’s driver survived but local media has reported he fled the scene to avoid being arrested. 

Bodies wrapped in plastic, laid on the side of the highway in Mexico. A lorry smuggling migrants into Mexico flipped while driving through the city Tuxtla Gutierrez, presumably on an illegal journey to the US.
Volunteer rescuers and paramedics lifted head bodies and laid them out on the side of the highway (Picture: Getty Images)
Paramedics assist a man injured in a trailer accident that left at least 49 people dead, most of them migrants from Central America, in Tuxtla Gutierrez, in Chiapas state, Mexico December 9, 2021. REUTERS/Jacob Garcia
Many have been taken to hospital with serious wounds while three have been classed as critically injured (Picture: Reuters)
TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, MEXICO - DECEMBER 09: People observe a truck that rolled over after a traffic accident that was transporting migrants from Central America on December 9, 2021 in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. A truck accident leaves at least 49 people dead and dozens injured according to authorities. Most of the victims are believed to be migrants from Central American who were travelling on a truck that rolled over and crashed into a pedestrian bridge. (Photo by Alfredo Pacheco/Getty Images)
The overloaded truck flipped over while turning around a sharp bend (Picture: Getty)

Dozen people die in Mexican truck incident

At least 40 people were taken to hospital with serious wounds, according to Luis Manuel Moreno – the head of the civil defence office for Chiapas, the state where Tuxtla Gutierrez is located. 

So far, three people have been classed as critically injured. 

Others who had been hurt did not want to risk being deported and ran away from the scene, according to paramedics who saw people limping off. 

Most of the passengers were from Honduras and Guatemala, it is believed. They reportedly paid between £1,900 and £2,600 for the trip to Mexico’s central state Puebla.

Survivor Celso Pacheco, from Guatemala, told local media it felt like the driver was going too fast to keep control of the extremely heavy lorry. 

Mr Pacheco said he was trying to get to the US but now expects to be deported back home. 

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei wrote on Twitter: ‘I deeply regret the tragedy in Chiapas state, and I express my solidarity for the victims’ families, to whom we will offer all the necessary consular assistance, including repatriation.’

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Dec.11: 2021:

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

#AceNewsReport – Dec.09: 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 USCG Report: 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.

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Contact: Coast Guard Puerto Rico PA Office
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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: Dec.09: 2021:

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(EDINBURG, Tx.) CBP REPORT: Rio Grande Valley Sector agents have arrested two Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members and a migrant previously convicted of murder #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.07: The next day, Weslaco Border Patrol Station agents apprehended a group of five migrants near Hidalgo after they entered the United States illegally. During processing, record checks on a Salvadoran national revealed he is a MS-13 gang member.

#AceDailyNews CBP Report: On Dec. 2, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents arrested a group of 21 migrants near Hidalgo. Record checks revealed one of the subjects, a Guatemalan national was previously arrested in 2009 for murder in New Jersey. He was subsequently found guilty and sentenced to nine years confinement and was removed from the United States

Early morning, on Dec. 4, MCS agents arrested a group of 85 migrants south of La Joya and transported them to the station for processing. During questing, it was revealed a 28-year-old Salvadoran national is an active MS-13 gang member.

These criminal migrants and gang members will be added to the more than 300 already apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley this fiscal year.

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: Dec.07: 2021:

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(POLAND) LATEST: President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday (30 November) signed into law legislation that will limit the access of aid charities and journalists to its border with Belarus as the country grapples with a simmering migrant crisis #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.03: The law is a blow to the opposition parties that advocated for unlimited media access, an amendment approved by the upper house of parliament on Friday but rejected by the lower house….

#AceDailyNews says that polish president has signs a law to keep away journalists, NGOs from Belarus border: The Polish Border Guard said there were 134 attempts to cross the Belarus border on Monday according to EURACTIV.com/

Under the state of emergency declared in the border region in September and ending at midnight, the media and aid charities were completely banned. The opposition said the ban was intended to cover up rights abuses and had sought unfettered access.

The government said the restrictions were necessary for security reasons.

Under the new rules, the interior minister can limit access to the border zone after consulting with the head of the Border Guard. However, journalists and NGOs may be able to enter at the discretion of local Border Guard heads.

Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski said on Tuesday night he would order a temporary ban on entering areas around the border.

The European Union accuses Minsk of engineering the migrant crisis to hit back at sanctions. Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko accuses the EU of deliberately provoking a humanitarian crisis.

Poland’s Human Rights Ombudsman has criticised the new law, saying it gives the interior minister the right to limit freedom of movement and to limit access to information about what is happening on the border indefinitely.

While the situation on the border has calmed since mid-November, when Polish security forces fired water cannon at migrants throwing rocks, there are still nightly attempts by groups to force their way through barbed wire fencing on the frontier.

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

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(BELARUS) #MigrantCrisis Report: Lukashenko is now demanding that Germany accept 2,100 migrants as he wages his personally war against the E.U open-door policy #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.28: Lukashenko is now demanding that Germany accept 2,100 Muslim migrants. “Taking 2,000 is nothing,” he says, and that may be true of a country that has supported open-door migration since the height of the Syrian crisis.

#AceDailyNews says according to Lukashenko tells BBC new details of negotiations with Merkel,” as he demands Germany take in 2,100 migrants according to a report below on November 22, 2021: BeITA News

MINSK, 22 November (BelTA) – In an interview with the British media company BBC on 19 November Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko revealed new details of previous two phone conversations with Acting Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, BelTA has learned.

According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, during the first conversation on 15 November Angela Merkel asked him what he could offer and about the way out of the situation. “I told her that Munich (Munich mentioned it then), other German cities would be glad to welcome these refugees. 2,100 people in the camp. It is not even a problem. Taking 2,000 is nothing,” he said.

During the conversation Aleksandr Lukashenko also pointed out there are many kids among the refugees. “I know you can see it. Take them. And about 5,000 will stay with me. I will work on sending them to Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Afghanistan where they came from,” the head of state shared the details.

Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that Angela Merkel also wondered whether the Belarusian side would be able to repatriate the refugees from Belarus to the countries they had come from.

During the first conversation Angela Merkel noted that she had to discuss the relevant matters with the European Union. “She told me: ‘You know it is not a German problem, it is a problem of the European Union. This is why I should talk to them.’ I told her: ‘Okay, I understand your bureaucracy. But it has to be done fast. If you take these 2,000, it will be a resolution already. If you don’t, it will be a catastrophe. People will freeze. People will start dying. She said: ‘I understand it, I heard you. If you don’t mind, I will call you on Wednesday [17 November when the second phone conversation took place]’. I told her I will await her decision at any time.”

During the interview Aleksandr Lukashenko also shared details of the second conversation with Angela Merkel, during which she suggested negotiations between Belarus and the European Union. Deputy chairperson of the European Commission, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen were identified as the European Union’s contact persons.

Aleksandr Lukashenko went on saying: “I was not happy about it because I knew her stance on Belarus but I said: ‘Okay. You’ve decided it this way, I don’t care who will take care of it over there. What are we going to do about the 2,000?’ She said: ‘This problem will be reviewed within the framework of agreements with the European Union, too.’ I said: ‘Let’s start work tomorrow. The contact persons, the European Union, Belarus, and so on. While I will work on convincing the refugees to go back to Iraq, for example.’ Which I did. Over the course of 24 hours we convinced 431 people to go back to Iraq.”…

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

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(LONDON) ONS REPORT: Impact of #coronavirus #COVID19) on international migration after numbers have fallen from 271,000 in 2020 to around 34,000 this year #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Nov.26: In 2020, the #coronavirus #COVID19 #pandemic impacted on people’s ability to migrate to other countries. Governments around the world introduced policies and restrictions in response to the pandemic; air travel to and from the UK dropped by 95% in the early months. As a result, UK immigration and emigration patterns were very different to past trends.

#CoronavirusNewsDesk says here is the ONS Health News Report: This bulletin focuses on long-term international migration. For consistency, we have continued to use the UN definition of a long-term migrant: a person who moves to a country other than that of his or her usual residence for at least a year…..

Development of migration statistics

However, we acknowledge that the UN definition has its limits when applied to the extremely unusual circumstances of 2020, when it was very difficult for people to make definite plans. People may have wished to migrate to or from the UK but found themselves prevented from doing so by border restrictions.

Since the pandemic there is increasing interest in who is resident in the country at any given point in time. In a society where people are increasingly mobile, the definitions we currently use are becoming less useful for some purposes. Therefore, we are exploring how we can use alternative definitions of international migration alongside the UN definition in future. In 2022, we will consult users on which definitions would best meet their needs.

Impact of Brexit on international migration

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and was in a “transition period” until 31 December 2020. During the transition period, the UK continued to be part of the customs union and the single market, and people could migrate between the UK and the EU without needing a visa.

The extent and nature of the impact of Brexit upon people’s migration decisions during 2020 is currently unknown.

Overview of migration statistics transformation

Traditionally, the International Passenger Survey (IPS) was the main source for estimating international migration to and from the UK. However, we had long acknowledged that the IPS had been stretched beyond its original purpose and that we needed to consider all available sources to understand international migration.

In March 2020, the IPS was suspended because of the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In response, we have accelerated our work to transform how migration is measured and are moving towards producing administrative data-based migration estimates, supported by statistical modelling. While the IPS resumed operation in January 2021, the decision was taken and announced in the August 2020 Migration Statistics Quarterly Report (MSQR) that going forward we would continue to focus on developing methods for measuring international migration using administrative data and statistical modelling, given the limitations of the IPS.

This bulletin forms part of a suite of international migration releases:

The results of Census 2021 will also be published next year. These will help us further understand the quality of the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS’) published migration estimates.!

These are the latest official estimates of international migration. However, they are derived from statistical modelling, entail a level of uncertainty, and are therefore badged as experimental. Back to table of contents

8. Measuring the data

Modelling

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is developing methods for estimating UK international migration for 2020 and beyond. We previously reported on our methods in the methodology working paper: Using statistical modelling to estimate UK international migration, published April 2021.

We continue to use a time series approach to model international migration during Quarter 3 (July to Sept) and Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2020. Detail on our original assumptions and methods is available in Section 8 of the Methodology Working Paper.

Modelled estimates for Quarter 3 and Quarter 4 2020 are provisional and subject to revision, as our models develop, and more data becomes available. Estimates for March and Quarter 2 2020 in this statistical bulletin have been revised in the light of data updates since April 2021. 

As before, we used a Delphi approach to gather expert opinion on our model assumptions and modelled estimates. We invited experts to give their views on our assumptions and to provide any other evidence that we should consider in our models.

For non-EU migration the experts were in favour of our modelled approach for Quarter 3 and Quarter 4 and revisions to March and Quarter (Apr to June) 2 2020. For EU and British migration, in the absence of alternative timely data, we continue to model immigration and emigration using non-EU migration trends based on Home Office Exit Checks data. For EU we have incorporated an additional adjustment to the model using the ratio of EU and non-EU IPS data. For British we model immigration (repatriation) using non-EU departure data, and vice-versa.

For Quarter 2 2020 we applied a travel options adjustment to reflect the different travel behaviours of non-EU and EU migrants. This considered increased opportunities for EU migrants to come to the UK or return home than non-EU migrants, given the continued operation of cross-channel travel services when air travel was virtually halted from April 2020. We have implemented the experts’ suggestion to turn off this adjustment from July 2020, when the proportion of cross-Channel travel (rail and ferry) reduced as air travel resumed near normal proportions.

Data revisions

The figures published in this bulletin are based on experimental statistical modelling. We will continue to develop and update our models for international migration. We are currently exploring the use of Home Office data on European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and Department for Work and Pensions Registration and Population Interaction Database (RAPID) and other data sources. We aim to introduce RAPID data to improve modelled estimates of EU migration for provisional data covering 2021 Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 published by March 2022. At the same time, we anticipate revisions to 2020 Quarter 3 and Quarter 4 to account for this new data source. More information on our progress towards bringing together provisional modelled and observed estimates of migration using administrative data sources, and our future approach to revisions will be published in our statistical design article.Back to table of contents

#AceHealthDesk report …………Published: Nov.26: 2021:

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(LONDON) NCA/BORDER FORCE REPORT: 18 people arrested with suspected links to an organised crime group involved in the supply of boats which could each carry between 40 and 60 people from France to the UK. #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.26: National Crime Agency officers have been involved in an international operation which has seen the dismantling of an organised crime group involved in the smuggling of people from France to the UK in small boats.

#AceDailyNews NCA Report: International operation sees network of small boat people smugglers dismantled in France

The operation saw 18 people arrested by OCRIEST, the French border police unit targeting immigration crime with assistance of additional French border policing partners, in the Calais, Le Havre and Paris regions of France. Over 100,000 euros were also seized in cash and bank accounts.

The organised crime group were involved in the supply of boats which would each be able to carry between 40 and 60 people.

The network would then arrange departures from the shore of northern France, recruiting migrants in the various camps there. They would each be charged around six thousand euros for the journey to the UK, which some of those arrested would then seek to launder.

NCA intelligence and international network officers worked with colleagues in OCRIEST and other international partners to target and identify those who were arrested.

Those held in the operation included nationals of Iraq, Pakistan, Romania and Vietnam, and they will all now be subject to French judicial proceedings.

NCA Deputy Director Andrea Wilson said:

” We look to target and disrupt organised crime groups involved in people smuggling at every step of the route.

“Much of this criminality lies outside the UK, so we have built up our intelligence sharing effort with law enforcement partners in France and beyond.

“This includes having NCA officers based in those countries, sharing intelligence and working side by side on joint investigations.

“This approach is bringing operational results in the form of arrests and prosecutions, as we have seen with this particular case.

“Much of this work is necessarily covert, but we know it is having an impact.

“We are continuing to look at ways to disrupt the supply of vessels to people smuggling OCGs, and target those who knowingly do so.

“Earlier this year we issued an alert to the UK maritime industry to raise awareness, and we are working with partners in the EU to do similar there.”

The NCA has a team of liaison officers based in France working on investigative activity with French partners both as part of Project INVIGOR, the UK’s organised immigration crime taskforce, but also on wider threats that require Anglo-French law enforcement co-operation.

This means NCA officers on the ground in France, not just exchanging intelligence but working with the French police to collaborate on both proactive and reactive investigations, including those with a particular focus on small boats threat.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Nov.26: 2021:

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(LONDON) LATEST: At least 27 people have died trying to cross the English Channel in a small boat on Wednesday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.25: A fishing boat sounded the alarm on Wednesday afternoon after spotting several people in the sea, off the northern coast of France…..

#AceDailyNews says according to media news and the illegal migrants who drowned were 17 men, seven women – one of whom was pregnant – and three children, France’s Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said: A joint search and rescue operation by British and French authorities was launched, and eventually called off late on Wednesday.

Emergency services at Calais harbour
Emergency services at Calais harbour

Two people were rescued and are in a critical condition with severe hypothermia in a French hospital. One of them is from Iraq, the other is Somali, Mr Darmanin told RTL radio.

The task of performing autopsies and identifying the victims will take place over the next few days in Lille, in northern France, the city’s public prosecutor Carole Etienne confirmed.

French media is reporting that the dead are believed to be Iraqi or Iranian Kurds.

What happened to the boat?

The cause of the accident remains unknown, but when the long, inflatable boat the migrants were using was found by rescuers, it was mostly deflated.

Mr Darmanin described the boat as a dinghy that was “extremely fragile”.

He said “it was like a pool you blow up in your garden”.

It is the kind of boat often used by people smuggling networks to get migrants across the channel, and has now been sent to Lille to be examined.

French police say the boat set out from the Dunkirk area, east of Calais.

Fishermen in the area said calm weather had prompted more migrants than usual to attempt to make the crossing on Wednesday.

There are reports that about 25 boats had attempted the crossing during the day.

Five alleged traffickers linked to the incident have been arrested in France.

Two people have already appeared in court and an investigation into aggravated manslaughter has been opened by prosecutors, Mr Darmanin said.

Mr Darmanin said the boat used to cross the Channel, called a zodiac, was purchased in Germany.

Boats still arriving

Despite Wednesday’s tragedy, people have continued to attempt the dangerous 20 mile (32km) journey across the Channel. On Thursday, two more boats arrived in Dover, carrying about 40 people, the BBC’s Simon Jones says.

This is all happening a week after a large migrant camp near Dunkirk in northern France was dismantled and up to 1,500 migrants were evacuated from the site.

More than 25,000 people have made the dangerous journey from France to the UK across the Channel in small boats this year. 

That is more than any other year, and more than three times last year’s total.

Speaking to BBC News, the president and chairman of the ports of Calais and Boulogne, Jean-Marc Puissesseau, said: “Even if the sea is not looking so rough, in the middle [of the English Channel] there are always many waves. It is dangerous.”

Over the past 20 years, organised crime gangs have created an entire industry in smuggling people from Asia and Africa across Europe.

For years, people smugglers have sent people across the Channel hidden in trucks on ferries or trains. But as port security has been tightened, more attempts have been made to send people by boat.

A vigil took place at Calais calling for the protection of migrants after the tragedy in the Channel

NY Times Report: France and Britain agree to step up efforts to limit Channel crossings.

Migrants from another boat were rescued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and brought to Dungeness, on the southeast coast of England, on Wednesday. 
Migrants from another boat were rescued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and brought to Dungeness, on the southeast coast of England, on Wednesday. Ben Stansall/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

The day after at least 27 people died trying to cross the English Channelwhen their flimsy inflatable boat capsized during the perilous voyage, the leaders of France and England vowed to crack down on migrant crossings even as they offered a fractious response to one of the deadliest disasters in recent years involving migrants trying to cross the narrow waterway separating the two countries.

French officials confirmed that children and a pregnant woman were among those who had drowned, as crews worked in the cold and wind to recover bodies and to try to identify those who died. Two people, one from Iraq and one from Somalia, were found and taken to a French hospital, where they were being treated for severe hypothermia. 

The tragedy was a stark reminder that five years after authorities dismantled a sprawling migrant camp in Calais, both countries are still struggling to handle the flow of migrants in the area.

France and Britain have long accused each other of not doing enough to curb attempts to cross the Channel. After the tragedy on Wednesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain said greater efforts should be made to allow joint patrols along the French coast.

And President Emmanuel Macron of France said he expected the British “to cooperate fully and to abstain from using this dramatic situation for political means.”

The two leaders spoke by phone late on Wednesday and said in statements afterward that they had agreed to step up efforts to prevent migrants from making the journey across one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

Under an agreement between the two nations, Britain pays France to clamp down on crossings through surveillance and patrols.

Mr. Johnson said that he was “shocked and appalled and deeply saddened by the loss of life at sea in the Channel.” But, he added: “I also want to say that this disaster underscores how dangerous it is to cross the Channel in this way.”

Mr. Macron called for an immediate tightening of border controls and an increased crackdown with other European nations on people smugglers.

“France won’t let the Channel become a graveyard,” he said in a statement.

The drownings came only a few days after French and British authorities had reached an agreement to do more to stem the number of people taking to the sea. 

Attempts to reach Britain in small boats have increased in recent years as the authorities have cracked down on the smuggling of asylum seekers inside trucks crossing by ferry or through the Channel Tunnel.

Since the beginning of the year, there have been 47,000 attempts to cross the Channel in small boats and 7,800 migrants had been saved from shipwrecks, according to French officials. Before Wednesday, seven people had died or disappeared so far this year.

Many migrants — who are often from countries in Africa or the Middle East like Iraq and Eritrea — consider Britain an ideal destination because English is spoken, because they already have family or compatriots there, and because it can be relatively easy to find off-the-books work.

But the recent increase in attempts to cross the English Channel by boat reflects a shift in how migrants are traveling, not in how many, according to migration experts and rights groups, who say that, overall, asylum applications in Britain are down this year.

The crossings have become another element in the worsening relations between France and Britain, which have also clashed over fishing rights and trading checks after Britain’s departure from the European Union, as well as over a submarine alliance between Australia, Britain and the United States that undermined a previous French deal.Another group of migrants on the northern coast of France on Wednesday, with a dinghy to attempt the Channel crossing.Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

On a clear day, it is possible to see the white cliffs of Dover from France. The English coast can appear tantalizingly close and for years, it has drawn migrants who have already traversed Europe and hope to reach Britain where they believe better opportunities await.

In the dark of night on Tuesday, nearly three dozen people, including men, women and children, set off on what French officials described as an “extremely fragile” inflatable boat into the strong currents and the freezing, choppy waters that divide the two nations.

It is one of the busiest shipping routes in the world and the short distance belies the dangers inherent in the crossing. The perils are made greater by the fact that many of those attempting the journey are assisted by smugglers who pack them onto tiny dinghies, which are overstuffed and unbalanced.

Gérald Darmanin, France’s interior minister, said that the authorities believed about 30 people were crowded onto a frail vessel that he compared to “a pool you blow up in your garden.”

A report in the French news media said that the migrant boat was struck by a container ship, although French authorities said the circumstances of the disaster were still under investigation.

On Thursday, Mr. Darmanin told RTL radio said that many crossings started in the same way.

“Dozens, sometimes hundreds of migrants, take a beach by storm to leave very quickly, often at high tide, to reach England in makeshift vessels,” he said. 

On Wednesday afternoon, a fishing vessel alerted maritime authorities that several people had been spotted in the waters off the coast of Calais. Ships and helicopters soon began a search and rescue operation.

Two people, one from Iraq and one from Somalia, were found and taken to a French hospital, where they were being treated for severe hypothermia. The boat itself was discovered completely deflated, officials said. It was still unclear as of Thursday morning how many people might still be missing.

And the work of identifying those who died was likely to be complicated by the fact that many migrants dispose of any identification papers before making the crossing. Mr. Darmanin said that the dead included women and children. It was still unclear on Thursday where all of the migrants in the group were from.

Mr. Darmanin said that authorities suspected the vessel had been bought in Germany by a smuggler whose car had German license plates. That smuggler, and four others, had been arrested in connection with the shipwreck, Mr. Darmanin said.

Sixty to seventy percent of the migrants attempting to reach Britain arrive from Germany or the Netherlands and go through Belgium into France to attempt a quick crossing, Mr. Darmanin added.

“Smugglers pick them up and, over a couple days, try to bring them to the beach,” he said. “It’s an international problem.”

Constant Méheut, Marc Santora and Aurelien Breeden

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.25: 2021:

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(LONDON) Chelmsford Crown Court Report: A London-based crime group who tried to smuggle 69 Albanian migrants into the UK on a dilapidated fishing vessel – and planned to bring in 50 more every week – have been convicted #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.20: The 30-metre converted trawler ‘Svanic’ was intercepted off the Norfolk coast on 17 November last year: The boat – built nearly 60 years ago and with a lifeboat for just 20 people – had set sail from the Ostend area of Belgium and was heading towards Great Yarmouth: It was escorted into Harwich international port in an operation involving the National Crime Agency, Border Force, HM Coastguard, Immigration Enforcement and Essex Police……

#AceDailyNews NCA Court Report: ‘Crime Group Convicted’ for people smuggling of Albanians into UK who plotted to bring hundreds of illegal migrants into the UK

Svanic fishing trawler

The NCA had been alerted to the vessel by the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre in Lisbon:

MAOC received a report of suspicious activity from the Swedish authorities who had to assist the Svanic after it ran aground 15 days prior to picking up the migrants.

The vessel, which had been purchased in Latvia for around 20,000 euros in October 2020, was to run aground a second time before collecting the migrants in Belgium.

The three crew members – Igor Kosyi, aged 56, and Volodymyr Mykhailov, 49, both from Ukraine, and Alexsandrs Gulpe, 44, from Latvia – were arrested by the NCA on suspicion of facilitating illegal immigration. The 69 migrants were handed to Immigration Enforcement.

NCA investigators seized a laptop from the vessel, which enabled them to identify the UK-based gang which had orchestrated the attempt.

The computer had been given to the crew by Latvian national Sergejs Kuliss, 32, of Albert Basin Way, Newham, London. Phone evidence showed Kuliss was in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on the night of the smuggling attempt, awaiting the arrival of the boat.

Throughout the day Kuliss had been in contact with fellow conspirators Lithuanian national Arturas Jusas, 35, living in Lambeth, and Israeli national Kfir Ivgi, 39, from Finchley.

Messages found on their phones showed the three men spent weeks discussing their plans to invest in a boat for the purpose of smuggling people, with Jusas claiming ‘from first trip we’re going to get the money back’.

Once the Svanic had been identified as a possible purchase Kuliss sent a sequence of photographs and videos of the boat to Jusas, which he forwarded to Ivgi. He replied: ‘Yes, yes, yes…I don’t care how it looks like, it’s good’, indicating he didn’t care about the condition of the vessel.

In one audio messages found on his phone following his arrest, Jusas boasted to Ivgi that he planned to ‘bring every week 50 people’. Other messages showed he was in contact with people on the ‘other side’ who wanted to move migrants to the UK.

The trio had also scoped out potential landing sites for the vessel, which had only 21 lifejackets on board, eventually settling on Great Yarmouth.

After the interception the gang shared online news reports about the incident with each other, with Ivgi messaging Jusas to say ‘clean the…phone’.

Jusas, Ivgi and Kuliss were arrested during a series of NCA raids in June this year after investigators were able to piece together their involvement in the plot.

They were charged alongside Kosyi, Mykhailov, and Gulpe with conspiring to facilitate illegal immigration.

Jusas pleaded guilty at Chelmsford Crown Court on 6 August, but following an eight-week week trial at the same court Ivgi, Kuliss, Gulpe and Kosyi were found guilty today (17 November) – exactly a year since the boat was intercepted.

Volodymyr Mykhailov was found not guilty.

Jusas and the four convicted will be sentenced at a later date.

David Fairclough, Deputy Director, Immigration Enforcement Criminal Investigation, said:

” There is no stronger example of how organised criminals are prepared to risk the lives of the people they smuggle for profit.

“The Svanic was in an appalling condition, and in no fit state to make the perilous journey from Belgium to the UK. Had it got into trouble, the consequences could have been fatal as there was only one lifeboat and 21 lifejackets.

“The dangers wouldn’t have crossed the minds of these men, whose sole motive was to line their pockets. They were planning to use this deathtrap over and over again.

“Cases like these strengthen our resolve to come down hard on the organised criminals behind people smuggling, who ply their trade on exploitation and misery.”

NCA Director of Investigations Nikki Holland said:

” These callous criminals had big plans to orchestrate a lucrative criminal operation at the expense of people’s safety using an unseaworthy vessel with only 20 lifejackets onboard.

“It is sickening that criminal gangs like this have no regard for the value of human life only seeing them as a way to make money. As recent tragic events show these journeys are unnecessary, perilous, and sadly sometimes fatal.

“Thanks to the culmination of efforts across the Home Office and NCA, we’ve slammed the breaks on this ruthless crime gang, and they will now receive the justice they deserve.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Nov.20: 2021:

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(POLAND) LATEST: #MigrantCrisis Border Report: Polish border guards have fought off an attack by hundreds of migrants at the frontier with Belarus with water cannon and flash grenades this morning, in the latest escalation of tensions on the EU’s eastern front #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.17: One police officer was rushed to hospital with a suspected fractured skull after being hit in the face: Around 4,000 desperate refugees, most from the Middle East and North Africa, have gathered at the Polish border after being ferried to the frontier by forces loyal to Belarusian tyrant Alexander Lukashenko.

#AceDailyNews says according to a MailOnline News UPDATE Report: Belarus border crisis: Polish cops unleash water cannons, tear gas and flash grenades on migrants

The Warsaw authorities issued orders to douse a group who were throwing stones, smoke bombs and pieces of metal fence at their soldiers despite the near-freezing conditions, MailOnline can reveal.

At least 11 migrants have died on both sides since the influx started in the summer. One of them, a 19-year-old Syrian from the war-torn city of Homs, was laid to rest on Monday. 

Lukashenko’s men appeared to be forcing the migrants through gaps in the fence in video which emerged today, while other footage showed a Belarusian soldier cutting a hole in the barbed wire. 

A fleet of specialist water cannon vehicles has been drafted to the border crossing between Kuznica and Bruzgi where thousands of migrants have gathered since last week in the hopes of reaching the EU. 

Newly released footage shows Polish police firing a water cannon across the border fence at the migrants on the Belarus side border.

A spokesman for the Polish Border Guard told MailOnline: ‘Migrants at the border crossing at Bruzgi on the Belarusian side have been attacking the Polish border service for about an house.Migrants subject to water cannon as shots ring out on Poland border

Polish police fire a water cannon at migrants camped at the Belarusian-Polish border at Bruzgi on Tuesday morning
A migrant hurls a rock towards police at the border as others are seen with stones in their hands ready to throw at the police
A migrant shields his face as a Polish policeman uses pepper spray against him at the border fence
A Polish police water cannon douses migrants after they hurled stones and other projectiles at officers and troops stationed along the line
A migrant runs away as he is hosed down by Polish police during the standoff at the border on Tuesday morning
A police water cannon douses migrants camped at the Polish border with Belarus as the migrant crisis continues
A migrant hauls on a pole at the fence today as Polish police are seen holding up their shields to protect from projectiles

Migrants throw fences and stones at Polish border guards

Polish police with riot shields stand guard as migrants hurl rocks and other projectiles towards the border fence
Water cannon and tear gas are used to disperse migrants at the frontier this morning
Police police stand guard in heavy armour as a water cannon douses the migrants at the Kuznica - Bruzgi checkpoint
Smoke from police tear gas grenades billow across the border as migrants attempt to breach the fence
A funeral ceremony for Ahmad Al Hassan, 19, a Syrian migrant who drowned in a river during an attempt to cross the border from Belarus to Poland. At least 11 migrants have died in the crisis since the summer
Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko holds a meeting on the situation at the Belarusian-Polish border from the presidential palace in Minsk on Thursday

‘Water cannons were used against these aggressive foreigners.

‘The migrants were throwing stones and objects that emit smoke at the Polish Border Service.

‘A loud bang was heard and a log of wood was thrown through the barbed wire fence by aggressive foreigners.’

The spokesman added: ‘Immigrants camped at the border crossing in Bruzgi have been behaving aggressively, throwing stones and various objects at the Polish Border Guard.

‘In order to prevent illegal border crossing, water cannons were used against the aggressive foreigners.’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the use of tear gas and water cannon by Polish forces ‘absolutely unacceptable’.

‘The behaviour of the Polish side is absolutely unacceptable,’ he told a press conference in Moscow, citing ‘tear gas and a water cannon and shots fired above the heads of migrants towards the direction of Belarus’.

The Polish Red Cross have told how the migrants are freezing to death in the freezing conditions on the Polish-Belarus border.

Drenching them with water cannon is certain to make the humanitarian situation worse.

But charities have been prevented from offering any assistance

A Polish Red Cross spokeswoman told MailOnline: ‘Refugees are freezing to death in the forest.

‘There are pregnant women and children amongst them.

‘We have everything they need – medical assistance, warm clothes and hot food but we have been prevented from reaching them.’ 

Migrants sit around a camp fire at the border on Tuesday as skirmishes break out with the guards nearby
Water is sprayed at migrants camped along the border on Tuesday as a helicopter flies overhead
Hundreds of migrants, most of them from the Middle East and North Africa, mass at the border on Tuesday
A police water cannon fires over the border fence as migrants hurl objects at the troops
A Polish Border Guard helicopter flies over the frontier this morning
Police vans make their way down a highway close to the border as the migrant crisis continues

Polish border guards estimate up to 4,000 migrants are now camped out along the border between Poland and Belarus in increasingly dire conditions and freezing temperatures.

Western powers accuse Belarus of orchestrating the crisis, possibly with the backing of Russia, by luring migrants to the border to sow division in the EU – though Minsk and Moscow deny the claims. 

A standoff near the Bruzgi-Kuznica border crossing on the EU’s eastern frontier began last week when hundreds of migrants gathered there. 

Russia and Belarus have denied organising the crisis, Lukashenko told a government meeting on Tuesday: ‘We cannot let this so-called problem lead to heated confrontation.’

‘The main thing now is to protect our country and our people, and not to allow clashes,’ he added, according to state news agency Belta.

Lukashenko discussed the crisis with Germany’s Angela Merkel on Monday, his first phone call with a Western leader since he suppressed mass protests against his rule last year.

Water cannon is unleashed on the migrants as the crisis on the EU border enters its second week
Migrants battle with police at the Polish-Belarus border on Tuesday
Migrants shield their faces from tear gas during skirmishes at the border on Tuesday morning
Water is sprayed over the barricades to migrants congregated under the Kuznica - Bruzgi checkpoint
Two Polish soldiers are seen sitting in the back of an army truck on the way to the frontier today

The Belarus leader – in power since 1994 and accused by the West of rigging an election last year – said he and Merkel agreed the standoff should be defused.

‘We were of the united opinion that nobody needs escalation – not the EU, or Belarus,’ he said.

But he said he had ‘differing’ views with Merkel on how the migrants got to Belarus, with the West saying Minsk had brought them there as revenge for sanctions.

EU foreign ministers have agreed that existing sanctions targeting Lukashenko’s regime will be expanded to include individuals or companies found to have encouraged border crossings.

‘We are not gathering all the refugees in the world and bringing them to Belarus, as Poland told the EU,’ Lukashenko said, adding that Minsk had deported around 5,000 migrants.

The US has also vowed to expand its sanctions on Belarus. 

Merkel’s office said the pair discussed bringing humanitarian aid to the migrants, whose number includes many young children.

Migrants wrapped in blankets to protect from the cold stand at the Belarus-Poland border this morning
Troops on their way to the front as the migrant continues for a second week
Polish officers hold riot shields as they face off with migrants at the border again on Tuesday

French President Emmanuel Macron also on Monday discussed the crisis with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, who has urged the EU to speak directly to Minsk.

France’s Europe minister Clement Beaune said there were signs that the crisis was de-escalating but urged caution.

‘Europe has been quick, united and firm on this crisis,’ he told the France 2 television channel. ‘It is doing the right thing.’

Iraq has said it will start voluntary repatriations of its citizens from Belarus this week, but many migrants – including those AFP spoke to – have vowed not to go back.

Following EU pressure to stop the arrivals, Turkish Airlines has banned Iraqis, Syrians and Yemenis from flying to Belarus via Turkey and private Syrian carrier Cham Wings Airlines has said it will halt flights to Minsk.

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(ALPINE, Tx.) ICE/HSI REPORT: NM man arrested for transporting over 60 noncitizens (illegals) including four children, in box truck #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.16: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents arrested a Las Cruces, New Mexico, man Tuesday in Brewster (Texas) County on federal criminal charges related to his alleged involvement in human smuggling.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: According to documents, Javier Duarte, 22, was driving a box truck through the Highway 118 checkpoint where U.S. Border Patrol agents referred him to secondary inspection….

Agents discovered 67 people concealed in the truck. Four of them were minors, ranging from 8 to 13 years old: In addition, three of the adults were found to have prior aggravated felonies to include rape, possession with intent to distribute drugs and crimes involving moral turpitude.

“That unscrupulous smugglers put lives in danger to support their criminal activity is reprehensible,” said Taekuk Cho, acting special agent in charge for HSI El Paso. “Homeland Security Investigations continues to collaborate with our law enforcement partners to prevent Transnational Criminal Organizations from putting greed and profit before human life as well as national security.”

Duarte is charged by criminal complaint with one count of transportation of noncitizens and one count of aiding or assisting noncitizens to enter the United States who were previously convicted of an aggravated felony. If convicted, Duarte faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison on both counts. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lance Kennedy and Kevin Eaton are prosecuting the case.

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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: Nov.16: 2021:

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(LONDON) Home Office Report: Tackling increasing ‘Channel Crossings’ by illegal immigrants and organised gangs with NCA and international partner agencies #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.15: We are seeing an unacceptable rise in illegal migrants departing from France: The British public have had enough of seeing people die in the Channel while ruthless criminal gangs profit from their misery: These crossings are dangerous, with overloaded boats in busy shipping lanes: They are also unnecessary because France is a safe country and people should claim asylum there rather than risk their lives at the hands of criminal smugglers.

#AceDailyNews Home Office News Team Report: This is part of a global issue. There are 80 million displaced people globally but not everyone who wants to come to the UK can do so. That’s why we prioritise those most in need through our safe and legal routes: HO News Team12 November 2021..

Stopping the criminal gangs

The UK government, police, National Crime Agency and international partners are taking action at every level to take down the people smuggling gangs who are behind this surge in crossings.

  • So far in 2021 there are 94 ongoing investigations related to small boat criminality which has led to 46 arrests and 8 people being convicted.
  • Since 2020, Immigration Enforcement have achieved 65 small boat related prosecutions in the UK, totalling over 53 years in custodial sentences.
  • In its first 12 months, the Joint Intelligence Cell was involved in nearly 300 arrests relating to small boats activity in France.

Having a maritime deterrent

It is critical that we have a maritime deterrent in the Channel.

Border Force officers are authorised, trained and stand ready to use safe and legal options to stop these deadly crossings.

All operational procedures used at sea comply with and are delivered in accordance with the law.

Working with the French

It is disappointing how many migrants have managed to cross the Channel.

The French have committed to working with us to prevent 100% of crossings, but it is vital they go further and faster to achieve this and do everything possible to stop people leaving French beaches in the first place.

Our targeted efforts with the French have prevented more than 19,000 migrant attempts so far in 2021.

Our long term plan to fix the broken system

The UK Government’s New Plan for Immigration is the only credible long-term solution to fix the broken system and seeks to make this route unviable.

First published in March 2021, it has three fair but firm objectives:

  • To increase the fairness of our system so we can protect and support those in genuine need of asylum.
  • To deter illegal entry into the UK – breaking the business model of people smugglers – and protecting the lives of those they endanger.
  • To remove more easily from the UK, those with no right to be here.

At its heart is a simple principle: access to the UK’s asylum system should be based on need, not on the ability to pay people smugglers.

Anyone who arrives in the UK illegally – where they could reasonably have claimed asylum in another safe country like France – will be considered “inadmissible” to the asylum system. We will seek to return them to a safe country.

The legislation to support this plan is already making its way through Parliament and will:

  • Be tough on the people smugglers, who could face life behind bars.
  • Deter illegal entry to the UK, with maximum four years imprisonment.
  • Introduce new powers to remove asylum seekers to have their claims processed outside the UK.
  • Establish new accommodation centres to speed up the processing of claims and removal of those with no right to remain in the UK.
  • Speed up the removal of those with no right to be in the UK by streamlining the appeals and judicial process which can be used to frustrate removal.
  • Strengthen Border Force powers to stop and redirect vessels.

These reforms will take time but the Government is determined to bring lasting change to the system so that it is fair but firm.

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

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico.) USCG REPORT: Guard repatriates 66 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel, following the interdiction of 2 illegal voyages in the Mona Passage #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.09: The aircrew of a Customs and Border Protection Marine Enforcement Aircraft detected the first illegal voyage Friday morning. Following the sighting, the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser interdicted a 30-foot grossly overloaded makeshift boat and safely embarked the migrants.

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#AceDailyNews reports The Coast Guard repatriated 66 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Sunday near Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

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The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser interdicts an illegal voyage with 42 migrants Nov. 5, 2021 in Mona Passage waters between the Dominican Republic.  The migrant group and 24 other migrants from a second interdiction were repatriated Nov. 7, 2021 to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel near Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The interdictions are the result of ongoing local and federal multi-agency efforts in support of the Caribbean Border Interagency Group CBIG. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)


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Coast Guard repatriates 66 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel, following the interdiction of 2 illegal voyages in the Mona Passage

The aircrew of a Customs and Border Protection Marine Enforcement Aircraft detected the second illegal voyage Saturday morning. Following the sighting, the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser crew interdicted a 25-foot grossly overloaded makeshift boat and safely embarked the migrants.

During both interdictions, the CBP aircrews vectored-in the cutter Winslow Griesser to the migrant vessels’ position.

The interdictions are the result of ongoing local and federal multi-agency efforts in support of the Caribbean Border Interagency Group CBIG.

“I’m truly impressed with the professionalism and dedication displayed by the crew of Winslow Griesser, our CBP partners and Sector San Juan personnel who worked these cases,” said Lt. Benjamin Williamsz, Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser’s commanding officer. “These illegal migrant ventures are incredibly dangerous. Often people we find at sea are on overloaded, un-seaworthy vessels suffering from exposure, heat exhaustion, dehydration, and other acute medical issues. For those considering embarking on such a treacherous voyage – I implore you to find a safe and legal alternative.”

“To anyone considering taking part in one of these voyages we urge them to not take to the sea, you are putting your life and the life of others at risk,” said Cmdr. Beau Powers, Coast Guard Sector San Juan chief of response. “If caught, you are also risking prosecution for migrating illegally to the United States.  Migrants who are interdicted at sea and not prosecuted, will be returned to the country they departed from.”

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

Family members in the United States inquiring about possible family members interdicted at sea, please contact your local U.S. representative. Relatives located outside the United States please contact your local U.S. Embassy.

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, in their common goal of securing the borders of Puerto Rico against illegal migrant and drug smuggling.

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

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(POLAND) MigrantCrisis Report: Lawmakers and officials are convening an emergency meeting due to the situation on the border with Belarus #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.09: From the territory of Belarus hundreds of migrants with backpacks went straight along the road towards the Polish border. …..

#AceDailyNews says according to UNIAN Report: Hundreds of migrants are walking in a column along the road from Belarus set off to “storm” the Polish border to break through and invade Europe …

Most of the migrants in the convoy are Kurds who recently arrived in Belarus from Iraq. There are many women and children among them, according to the NEXTA Live channel.

Hundreds of people with backpacks are moving towards Poland / screenshot
Hundreds of people with backpacks are moving towards Poland / screenshot

It is reported that the Belarusian military with dogs drove the migrants off the road into the forest, but they did not reach the checkpoint. All of them are now less than one kilometer from the border with Poland.

Contrary to the official statements of the Belarusian regime, the refugees are on the territory of Belarus.https://www.unian.net/player/styUlj3t

Poland is already convening an emergency meeting due to the situation on the border with Belarus.

Stanislav Zharyn, Minister-Coordinator of the Polish Intelligence Services, called the accumulation of migrants at the border an attempt at a military invasion of Poland.

Deputy Foreign Minister Piotr Vavzhik expressed his conviction that Lukashenka is striving for an escalation, which will lead to the fact that “there will be fatal casualties on either side.”

A meeting of the anti-crisis team was convened with the participation of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Minister of Internal Affairs Mariusz Kaminsky and Minister of Defense Mariusz Blaszak.https://www.unian.net/player/cuh1i1FRMigrants on the border of Belarus and Poland

Scandal over illegal migrants in Europe

Lithuania and Latvia, as well as Poland and Estonia accuse the Belarusian authorities of using illegal migrants as a weapon in the so-called hybrid war against the EU.

Earlier, the Polish parliament voted to legalize the expulsion of migrants at the border. The amendments to the law stipulate that migrants who illegally cross the border, detained on the spot, must leave the territory of Poland. They can also be banned from entering the country for a period of six months to three years. Following the amendment to the law, parliament also approved the construction of a € 353 million border facility to be equipped with motion sensors.

Vilnius, Riga, Warsaw and Tallinn called on the UN to take action against the Belarusian leadership by encouraging foreigners to illegally cross the borders of the European Union. Several migrants have already died on the border between Poland and Belarus.

Lithuania began construction of a 508-kilometer physical fence on the border with Belarus to stop illegal migrants from entering the territory of the neighboring country.

In relation to Alexander Lukashenko , Germany launched an investigation due to the influx of illegal immigrants.

(C) UNIAN 2021:

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

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(WORCESTER, U.K.) Court Report: Two people smugglers have been jailed after we found they brought migrants to the UK on light aircraft and in vans fitted with hidden compartments #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.08: Sangar Khalid Mohammed ran a hand car wash near Herefordshire beauty spot Symonds Yat but officers found it was a front for a major people smuggling operation. Sangar Khalid Mohammed and Billy Hems: Behind the scenes Mohammed was charging desperate people a small fortune – £12,000 per person – to bring them from the Continent: He worked with Birmingham man Billy Hems, a light aircraft pilot, to drop migrants at remote UK airfields on under-the-radar dawn flights and sneak them into the country in secret ‘hides’ on board vans…….

#AceDailyNews Court Report: The jailed pair used planes and vans to smuggle people into UK in hidden in compartments However, officers from the West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit(ROCU) worked with the regional Home Office Immigration Criminal & Financial Investigation team to gather vital intelligence and evidence which led to their downfall.

Photo of Sangar Khalid Mohammed and Billy Hems

ROCU NOTES:

Mohammed, aged 32, was arrested from his Symonds Yat home on 17 October 2019 at the same time seven Kurdish migrants, including a child, were being transported under his remote orders to Ghent in Belgium: They thought it was the start of a journey that would see them cross The Channel – but instead police were lying in wait to intercept the van after ROCU and immigration enforcement worked with the Belgian authorities to lay a trap: Enquiries revealed Mohammed was working with Hems as part of a widespread smuggling conspiracy.The van police stopped

Photo of the van

5th November 2021

CASE NOTES:

In September 2018 a VW van (pictured) owned by the 24-year-old was stopped by French Police in Dunkirk with three migrants on board.

The driver and passenger, both British nationals, were later jailed in France and a phone found in the van was linked to the car wash run by Mohammed.

And it was discovered Hems, from Rye Croft in Hollywood, regularly flew between the UK and Amiens, France, in 2018 on suspected smuggling trips to countryside air fields.

Flight data showed he landed at Church Farm airfield near Banbury on 8 September before taking off again for Birmingham Airport. Phone enquiries showed Mohammed had been near the A40 landing strip at the time.

We arrested Hems at his home on 18 October 2019.

Three migrants were also recovered from a purpose-built hide in a van, part-owned by Mohammed, which was stopped by UK Border Force in France on 12 April 2019.

The driver – convicted and jailed in France – had been in phone contact with Mohammed during the journey.

Mohammed and Hems both admitted conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration, with Mohammed also admitting drugs supply, and at Worcester Crown Court today (5 Nov) they were jailed for seven and a half years, and two and a half years respectively.

Detective Inspector Julie Woods from West Midlands ROCU said:

This was a great piece of joint working between ourselves, immigration and the Belgian Police to bring down an established people smuggling gang.

“Mohammed and Hems were making big money on the plight and desperation of migrants while we also believe some were being put to work as cheap labour at Mohammed’s hand car wash.”

Minister for Justice and Tackling Illegal Migration, Tom Pursglove, said: “Both of these individuals showed a blatant disregard for the laws of the UK, for which they have all now rightly paid the price.

“We are determined to clamp down on despicable people smugglers that put profit before lives by organising dangerous and unnecessary journeys.

“This is why we are bringing legislation forward through the New Plan for Immigration to dismantle these people smuggling networks and save lives.”

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

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