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Migrants Reach Britain By Boat, Stirring Fears

Jan 01, 2019 - The New York Times

LONDON -- Day after day, news reports in Britain prominently feature migrants making the perilous trip across the English Channel in small boats, including a dozen who landed on Monday. Headlines and anti-immigration politicians call it a crisis, and the cabinet member in charge of migration policy has labeled it a ''major incident'' fueled by criminal gangs.

The total number of people, primarily from Iran, who have made the journey and requested asylum since early November is only about 2...