What’s behind the Channel crossing ‘crisis’? | Behind The Headlines

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The Independent published this video item, entitled “What’s behind the Channel crossing ‘crisis’? | Behind The Headlines” – below is their description.

The rise in asylum seekers crossing the English Channel has dominated the headlines for a number of years now.

This has generated some anger and hostility – and an assumption there has been a surge in migration to the UK.

Home secretary Priti Patel has taken a hardline approach, vowing to reduce crossings by denying permanent protection to refugees who arrive via this route.

But the reality is that there hasn’t been an increase in arrivals – in fact, that number of asylum claims in the UK has dropped.

The Independent’s social affairs correspondent May Bulman goes Behind The Headlines.

Read more here: https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/behind-the-headlines/channel-crossing-migrant-asylum-seekers-v7d8a17f5

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