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More Channel migrants have come from Vietnam this yr than some other nation, in line with new knowledge.

The surge in Vietnamese migrants has been blamed by Downing Street for contributing to the file numbers of crossings this yr.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman cited the “increasing number of Vietnamese” as why the Government’s Rwanda Bill wanted to be handed by Parliament as quickly as attainable.

The variety of Vietnamese crossing the Channel greater than doubled final yr from 505 in 2022 to 1,323, stories The Telegraph.

A crackdown on lorry safety got here after a tragedy in 2019 that noticed 39 Vietnamese migrants – 31 males and eight girls – die in a fridge lorry trailer in Essex.

And since then there’s been extra Vietnamese migrants who’re risking crossing the Channel by boats packing with as much as 20 individuals moderately than reaching the UK by street.

Vietnamese migrants are sometimes trafficked to the UK by gangs to work illegally in nail bars and eating places. They are additionally discovered working within the intercourse commerce and hashish farms.

James Cleverly, the Home Secretary, spoke to his Vietnamese counterpart on Monday concerning the subject of hovering Vietnamese migrants.

A brand new settlement with the nation will now try to curb the move of migrants from Vietnam and a brand new social media marketing campaign is highlighting the dangers of creating the journey illegally by boat.

Meanwhile The House of Lords despatched the Safety of Rwanda Bill again to the decrease home with a collection of steered amendments as MPs returned from Easter recess this week, with Conservatives trying to recuperate from a slew of defeats.

But ministers have slammed the House of Lords’ makes an attempt to water down the plan and render it “totally pointless” as they arrange a recent showdown with unelected Peers.

Tonight they overturned their amendments, paving the best way for Mr Sunak’s Bill to probably move Parliament later this week.

Illegal Migration Minister Michael Tomlinson mentioned: “Here we are, back again debating the issues that we have already rejected.

“We’re not quite at the point of completing each other’s sentences, but we’re almost there. We simply cannot accept amendments that allow for loopholes which would perpetuate the current cycle of delays and late legal challenges to removal.

“We have a moral duty to stop the boats. We must bring to an end the dangerous, unnecessary and illegal methods that are being deployed.

“We must protect our borders and most importantly, save lives at sea. Our partnership with Rwanda is a key part of that.”