Six Iranian immigrants arrive by boat to the coast of the English county of Kent

Six Iranian immigrants arrive by boat to the coast of the English county of Kent


Six immigrants of Iranian nationality have been apprehended today by the British authorities after being found on a beach in the English county of Kent.

Border guards were alerted at 0730 GMT that there was a group of immigrants with a bouncy boat on Kingsdown beach, a spokeswoman for the Interior Ministry said.

These immigrants will now undergo routine medical check-ups and then move to a refugee center, where their status will be processed.

The arrival of these people is added to that of more than 220 immigrants, in general Syrians, Iraqis, Iranians and Afghans, who since November have reached the English coast through the Channel, allegedly coming from French refugee camps, in boats allegedly chartered by groups of criminals.

The continued arrival of migrants in the Strait of Dover or the Calais Passage has caused a crisis in the United Kingdom, which has caused Interior Minister Sajid Javid to shorten his Christmas holidays to face it.

Javid, who joins his office tomorrow, spoke today with his French counterpart, Christophe Castaner, who said on Twitter that both countries will collaborate to resolve the situation.

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