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More Than 12,000 Migrants Have Crossed Channel to Reach UK So Far This Year

Migrants, picked up at sea attempting to cross the English Channel, at Dungeness, UK, on June 15.

Migrants, picked up at sea attempting to cross the English Channel, at Dungeness, UK, on June 15.

Photographer: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

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More than 12,000 people have reached the UK so far this year by crossing the English Channel in small boats, according to figures collected by the PA news agency.