Data shows that 1,094 Afghans arrived by small boat between January and March this year, after the fall of the Taliban last August. That compares with 1,323 Afghans arriving across the Channel in the whole of 2021. The grant rate for Afghanistan...was 88%. 2/3
Based on the latest Home Office data, a clear majority of those recently arriving to the United Kingdom by boat are likely to be refugees. They are not, and should not be described as, “migrants”.