According to reports, UK police officers would work with security services in North African nations to dismantle people-smuggling groups.
According to information provided to The Times newspaper, National Crime Agency (NCA) personnel would work with other countries in the area to combat human trafficking.
The Times reports that the Italian government expects up to 400,000 migrants to attempt to enter Europe this summer through Italy.
Last year, a record number of travelers in small boats crossed the English Channel.
According to the most recent Home Office data, less than 7,000 people have already been found traveling in 2023.
Robert Jenrick, the immigration minister, will visit North Africa and Europe next week to discuss “the shared global challenge of organized immigration crime,” according to the newspaper.
We’ve been in touch with the NCA and the Home Office for comments.
In an effort to discourage Albanian nationals from entering the UK in tiny boats, the Home Office has launched an advertising campaign. Mr. Jenrick will participate in a series of events in Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, and France.
The advertising campaign, which will start running on Facebook and Instagram the next week, warns people that they “face being detained and removed” if they make the trip.
The Home Office stated that the campaign will also work to “debunk the myths of organized crime gangs” who use social media to entice people to travel risky routes to the UK.
Evil criminal organizations don’t give a damn about the security of the people they smuggle across the English Channel, and they have no qualms about spreading misinformation online, even at the risk of endangering children, according to a spokeswoman.
The campaign has been derided as a “gimmick” by charities and members of the opposition, with Labour accusing the government of “tinkering at the edges” of a “in chaos” asylum system.
The Home Office would not disclose the anticipated cost of the publicity campaign.
The Government’s Illegal Migration Bill seeks to return or deport asylum seekers who enter the country illegally to their home countries or to third nations like Rwanda.
Ministers also anticipate that the law would lower the £5.5 million daily cost of housing immigrants who enter the UK.
Critics of the Bill, which is currently before the House of Lords, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, claim that it is both “morally unacceptable” and impractical.