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Record number of undocumented migrants cross Channel to UK

# More migrants have arrived in the UK since the start of 2024 by crossing the Channel from northern France in small boats than in any similar period before. Provisional UK government figures showed that 4-thousand-644 undocumented people made the journey. This is the highest figure ever for the first three months of any year, when crossings are generally at their lowest because of rough winter seas. Migration has become a major political issue in the UK as the country prepares for a general election expected later this year.