A further 96 suspected illegal migrants have made the journey across the English Channel on Friday following a record 202 people caught making the journey the day before.
French officials have been urged by British officials to take a tougher stance on illegal migrants, after a record week of Channel crossings.
Immigration compliance minister Chris Philp wants France to be stronger at stopping the boats at sea and directing them back to the shore before they reach the Kent coast.
Mr Philp said: “The number of illegal small boat crossings we are seeing from France is unacceptably high.
“And migrants continue to arrive in Calais to make the crossing.
“The French have to take tougher action.
“We need stronger enforcement measures, including interceptions at sea and direct return of boats.
“The French have heard that directly from the home secretary and we will continue to work with them until the situation changes.
“We will also continue to go after the criminals who facilitate these crossings and return the migrants who come to the UK in this way.”
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