South Asia and Beyond

Why Illegal Indian Immigrants Increasing In UK?

NEW DELHI: UK is observing a significant surge in the number of Illegal Indian immigrants who are landing on the UK borders via other European countries in small boats. Indians form the third-largest group of migrants, crossing the English Channel on small boats, according to the UK Home Office. In January, about 250 Indian migrants entered the UK through this route. That’s a bit more than those who arrived via small boats in the first nine months of last year. Indians now account for about a fifth of 1,180 migrants who attempted the dangerous route this year.

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