A new Borders Bill was introduced in Parliament today (July 6, 2021), which will increase the punishment for people smugglers, make it a criminal offence to knowingly enter the UK without permission, and make it easier to swiftly remove those who enter the UK illegally.
The Bill will create a fair but firm system that will send a clear message to those thinking about making the dangerous and illegal journey to the UK – while cracking down on criminal gangs that exploit vulnerable migrants.
The government has already ended freedom of movement with the EU and introduced a points-based immigration system to welcome the brightest and the best from around the world. The Nationality and Borders Bill now tackles the challenge of illegal immigration.
You can read more about the Bill by clicking here.