UK interior minister Priti Patel said under the deal the number of officers patrolling French beaches would double.
The United Kingdom and France have signed a new agreement to try to stop undocumented migration across the Channel, upping patrols and technology in the hope of closing off a dangerous route used by migrants and refugees to try to reach the UK on small boats.
UK Home Secretary Priti Patel said that under the deal signed on Saturday the number of officers patrolling French beaches would double, and new equipment including drones and radar would be employed.
“Thanks to more police patrols on French beaches and enhanced intelligence sharing between our security and law enforcement agencies, we are already seeing fewer migrants leaving French beaches,” she said.
Amnesty International called the agreement “profoundly disappointing”.
Aid and human rights groups have said the best way to stop the journeys is to provide