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Record 696 migrants cross the channel in ONE day as 2022 total hits 17,000

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A BORDER Force vessel brings migrants to shore as 696 crossed the Channel to the UK on Monday — a daily record for this year — in just 14 boats.

Over 17,000 people have now travelled here in small vessels in 2022.

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A Border Force vessel brings migrants to shore as 696 crossed the Channel to the UK on Monday[/caption]

Home Secretary Priti Patel is ready to give France another multi-million-pound package for drones and beach patrols in a bid to halt the crossings.

Dover Tory MP Natalie Elphicke said: “These record numbers are a disgrace.

“We should not be paying tens of millions of pounds more to the French in return for their continued failings.”

It would be the third year in a row where money has been funnelled to France to try and stop migrants coming.

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