France Sends More Police to Guard Channel Tunnel


Channel Tunnel

Channel tunnel which connects from France to UK is important to both France and UK when it comes to transport matters. The tunnel however, has been used by some illegal immigrants who have, most of the time, been entering into UK from France. France has therefore added more police officers to go and guard the tunnel so as to prevent the immigrants from using it.

Illegal Immigrants have been using the Channel tunnel to get into UK. Recently, it was discovered that there were more people entering UK illegally via the 50.5-kilometre rail tunnel. Motorists using the tunnel’s rail shuttle have been experiencing delays. It has been reported that France has therefore taken more police officers to the tunnel to protect its usage by the illegal immigrants. Some of the immigrants explained to BBC what they did in order to succeed passing through the tunnel. They said being in large numbers of up to 400 people per group made it easy for them to get into the tunnel.

UK also on her end is putting security measures in place. Theresa May, the British Home Secretary, said security is being tightened to prevent the illegal immigrants from getting into the country. “Crucially, what we are looking at now is improving security at the railhead at Coquelles, so we can ensure people are not trying to come through the tunnel.” She said.

Just as U.S. does experience the entry of illegal immigrants from Mexico, UK is getting more people who don’t deserve to go there from France. As France increases the number of police on its side to tackle the large number of immigrants flocking into the tunnel, UK has put tight security on its end to ensure no one enters the country illegally.

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