Patel did not say how many more officials would be deployed, but the new agreement would «make a difference» to the number of migrants crossing the Channel. Interior Minister Priti Patel has agreed to pay France $28 million to double the number of officers patrolling beaches to prevent migrants from crossing the Channel. The new agreement on the crossing of migrants comes a month after the death of members of a Kurdish-Iranian family when their boat capsized in the English Channel. The additional funds are in addition to the 150 million pounds ($200 million, 167 million euros) granted to France over the past ten years, she said, adding: «We are already seeing fewer migrants leaving French beaches.» The agreement was also criticised by human rights group Amnesty International UK. Steve Valdez-Symonds, Director of the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme, said: «It is deeply disappointing that these two governments have once again ignored the needs and rights of the people who should be at the centre of their response. Malika Bilal talks to Erika Andiola about how immigrants are treated in the United States today. After the announcement, Ms Patel said the number of migrants crossing the Channel had increased exponentially, in part because of the good weather. The UK and France have signed a new agreement to try to stop the undocumented movement of people across the Channel and speed up patrols and technology to close a dangerous road that refugees and migrants are using in the hope of reaching the UK on small boats. A group of people who were thought of as migrants ran from an inflatable boat to Kingsdown Beach near Dover, Kent, where they arrived after crossing the Channel on September 14, Patel said in a statement that the agreement represented a step forward in the couple`s mission to make the canal crossings unworthy. The agreement includes measures to help migrants in shelters in France, as well as measures to strengthen border security at ports in the north and west of the country.
It is based on measures agreed in advance which, according to the Ministry of the Interior, would have increased the share of intercepted crossings from 41% in 2019 to 60% in recent weeks. Ms Patel has come under fire for failing to tackle a wave of migrants on small boats leaving northern France. This year, more than 8,500 migrants have so far landed in Britain, up from 1,850 in 2019. In addition to the increase in the number of officers, the Minister of the Interior and the Minister of the Interior also agreed on an extensive range of advanced surveillance technologies, including drones, radars, optronic binoculars and fixed cameras. The specialized equipment will enable the French to be more efficient in the search and evacuation of the areas and to ensure that officials are deployed in the right place at the right time, which will lead to an increase in the number of migrants and intermediaries who have been spotted and prevented from entering the water. Patel said the new agreement with France would make «a difference» over the numbers. Despite deteriorating weather conditions, the British border force continued to deal with migrants leaving northern France. 🔹 twice as many police officers on French beaches🔹 to step up surveillance using state-of-the-art technology🔹 to strengthen security at ports🔹 accommodation for migrants in Francet.co/vjG1KiTkep pic.twitter.com/COJ1jncjcC the charity The Detention Action also strongly criticised the agreement. The organization`s director, Bella Sankey, said there was an urgent need to create safe and legal migration routes. Ms Patel at the Interior Ministry in central London, where she signed a new agreement with her French counterpart at the Foreign Ministry on Saturday, praised the «common intelligence» between the two nations, citing her as a reason «that the French authorities have prevented more than 5,000 migrants from travelling to the UK.»
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