Under new tough plans, Channel migrants may be electronic tagged when they arrive in Britain as part of a deterrent to dangerous crossings.

Ministers hope that the new proposals will reduce black markets and the number of immigrants making perilous trips to Britain by dinghies. 

According to The Sun, the new policies would see working-age migrants tagged with GPS tags and placed under restrictions while they apply to stay.

Channel migrants could be electronically tagged upon their arrival in Britain under tough new plans to deter the dangerous crossings. Pictured: migrants arrive in Dover on Wednesday

Under new tough plans, Channel migrants may be electronic tagged when they arrive in Britain. This is to prevent them from dangerous crossings. Pictured: On Wednesday, migrants arrived in Dover 

Wednesday's crossings took the tally for 2021 to a record breaking 28,020 - more than three times the 8,500 who made the journey in 2020, according to Home Office figures

According to Home Office statistics, Wednesday’s crossings pushed the total for 2021 up to 28,020 — more than three times as many as the 8,500 that made it in 2020.

Plans were created by Ministers to reduce the current inflow. However, they believe the plan will not stop it immediately.

Proposals were backed by the Home Office, a new Cabinet Office taskforce and are being considered for curfews.

More than one million illegal immigrants may be working in Britain, fueling the black market.

Sources at Home Office said that the measures were a low-cost, high-impact way to implement changes rapidly.

A migrant celebrates after being intercepted by UK Border Force as they are brought into shore

After being captured by the UK Border Force, a migrant is happy and celebrates as they arrive on shore

At least 100 migrants, including a child wrapped in blankets and snow boots (pictured), were intercepted on Wednesday morning, despite temperatures plunging below freezing overnight

In spite of temperatures dropping below freezing overnight, at least 100 migrants including one child were captured on Wednesday morning.

They added: ‘Illegal entry isn’t a punishment-free crime. It will be quicker and more efficient to tag those without legal right to be here. 

This happened as more than 100 migrants including children in snow boots and blankets tried to cross the Channel Wednesday, despite it being below freezing overnight.  

According to Home Office statistics, it took 28020 to break the record for the 2021 crossing. This is more than triple the 8500 that crossed in 2020. 

A first rescue team of approximately 25 individuals was rescued from the Dover Strait, 21 miles long. They had to brave the freezing cold and navigate in darkness.

Soon after 4:30 a.m., an RNLI crew took them aboard a lifeboat to Dungeness, Kent.

Migrants are seen on UK Border Force vessel HMC Speedwell, after they were picked up at sea

After being picked up at sea, migrants are seen aboard the UK Border Force vessel HMC Speedwell.

There were two at most women aboard the ship, one holding onto a boy of around six years old. 

They gathered on the shingle for Immigration Enforcement to process them, along with coastguard and police personnel.

Crossings continued at Dover Marina in Kent where Border Force cutter Speedwell arrived at 9.30am. There were 30 more people aboard.  

What happens to immigrants after they have arrived in the UK? 

If a migrant has been picked up at the border or is intercepted at sea, they are usually taken to Dover’s Border Force Processing Centre. 

The arrivals receive a triage to determine any vulnerabilities or medical conditions, are fed and checked for criminal history. After an initial interview, adults are sent to accommodation centers across Britain. These centres are paid for and furnished by private contractors.

The migrants are given £37.75 per week for essentials like food, clothes and toiletries while they wait for a decision on their asylum application. Kent County Council typically takes unaccompanied children into care. But, there are other local authorities involved.

Others might remain in detention before being sent back to Europe. Five were expelled last year, despite ministers admitting to having ‘difficulties.  

The area is home to many migrants, and it’s one of the busiest shipping routes in the world.  

As they were being brought to shore, the group of men, which included all wearing life jackets were smiling and waving.

Photographs also show a frozen individual being wrapped up in towels while Border Force officers push him in a wheelchair. 

After trying to cross the Atlantic in a large inflatable boat, the Dover Lifeboat – RNLB City of London II – returned to port shortly after at 10 am.

Speedwell, along with 20 others onboard, arrived at Dover Marina around 10.30 am.

It took 47 boats to bring the number of passengers to cross the border in December from 1,409 to reach the arrivals. 

It is nearly six times as many people arrived on 16 boats in the same month of last year, compared to 211. 

Even though the seas were calmer in the morning, high winds made the journey dangerously difficult.

There is an ongoing search and rescue operation in the Channel. Both large Border Force vessels Searcher, and Hurricane are on standby.

According to the Home Office, at least 86 French nationals were prevented from entering the UK by French authorities in four separate events that took place on Tuesday. 

The Channel’s calmer waters have allowed small boat crossings to resume after they were temporarily halted by strong winds and high tides. 

A total 27 people died after their boat capsized during an attempt to cross the ocean. Seven of them were women, while a girl seven years old was also among those who perished.  

Dan O’Mahoney, Clandestine Channel Threat Commander, said: ‘Last month’s tragedy is a devastating reminder of the dangers of Channel crossings and we are determined to work with our European and international partners to target the ruthless organised criminal gangs behind them.

“Unbelievably these gangs keep on trading deadly drugs with even more crossings today. They shamelessly put lives in danger.

A migrant is escorted past dinghies used for crossings into the Port of Dover by Border Force officials after being rescued while crossing the English Channel, in Dover

Border Force officers escort a migrant through dinghies to the Port of Dover, after they rescue him while crossing the English Channel.

“People who plan to travel the world should seek asylum in any country that they can reach, and not risk their lives crossing the Channel via a EU country.

‘The Government’s New Plan for Immigration will be firm on those coming here via illegal routes and fair for those using safe and legal routes. This will decrease the draw factors of the existing asylum and immigration system.

It was as Inspectorate of Prisons and Dover-Heathrow Independent Monitoring Boardss of (IMB) published findings regarding migrant detention facilities that were visited during the previous three months.

The report stated that women who claimed they were raped in smugglers’ homes were not being supported and that lone children were held with non-related adults.

Minister for Justice and Tackling Illegal Migration, Tom Pursglove said that the people have been begging for reform of the asylum system for nearly 20 years. And this is what the Government has delivered.

“The Nationality and Borders Bill,” which was supported by a majority 67 MPs, makes it a crime to know that you are in the UK illegally. It also introduces life sentence for anyone who assists illegal entry. 

The House of Lords must pass this Bill within the first year. We will be able to stop the business model of people-smugglers, provide asylum for those who really need it, and swiftly remove anyone without legal rights.

Priti Patel pledged last month to stop “100%” of migration crossings following online crisis talks between her French counterparts. 

The Home Office released a joint statement that also stated they discussed the growing migrant crisis within eastern Europe, which Britain claimed Russia and Belarus were engineering in order to weaken European unity.

Ms Patel and Mr Darmanin stated that the Home Secretary had spoken to Gerald Darmanin, her French counterpart, to talk about the Channel crossing problem and to determine the best operational solution.

The Home Secretary as well as the Interior Minister have agreed to intensify operational cooperation. It is imperative that more be done in order to prevent dangerous crossings. They also agreed to expedite the implementation of the June 2021 agreement. This will allow them to fulfill their collective determination to make the deadly crossings unviable and prevent 100% of cross-border incidents.