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Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU

Inquiry

This inquiry will examine the reasons behind the growth in migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats. It will look at the role of criminal gangs in facilitating the growth of this form of illegal immigration and the response of UK and French authorities to combat illegal migration and support legal routes to asylum.

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Reports, special reports and government responses

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First Report - Channel crossings, migration and asylum
Inquiry Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU
HC 199
Report
Response to this report
Fourth Special Report - Channel crossings, migration and asylum: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report
HC 706
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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17 November 2021
Inquiry Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU
Witnesses Tom Pursglove (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Home Office), Dan Hobbs (Director, Asylum, Protection and Enforcement at Home Office), and Dan O'Mahoney (Clandestine Channel Threat Commander at Home Office)
Oral Evidence
7 October 2020
Inquiry Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU
Witnesses A, Mohammad, N, Sam Rahimi, Antonia Cohen (Volunteer Adviser at Refugee Council), Seb Klier (Parliamentary Manager at Refugee Council), and Anne Stoltenberg (Project Development Worker at Migrant Voice)
Oral Evidence
2 December 2020
Inquiry Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU
Witnesses Chris Philp MP (Minister for Immigration Compliance and the Courts at Home Office), Dan O'Mahoney (Clandestine Channel Threat Commander at Home Office), Abi Tierney (Director General, UK Visas and Immigration at Home Office), and Dan Hobbs (Director, Windrush, Asylum, Immigration and Citizenship at Home Office)
Oral Evidence
Da'aro Youth Project (CHA0066)
Government of Australia (CHA0061)
Dr Peter Walsh (Researcher at Migration Observatory) (CHA0064)

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