Apparently, thousands of illegal immigrants flood shipping and transport terminals in Calais France. In doing so, they threaten truck drivers, police, etc., and also ruin shipments they break into.
Its causing quite a stir and is becoming very expensive.
Once they make it to Britain, they are fed, provided free clothes and nice soft comfy hotel rooms, to the valid chagrin of many.
Some stats, from the telegraph.co.uk:
4,000 Estimated migrants currently camped out around Calais
100-150 Migrants who arrive in Calais every day
700 Migrants from Calais granted asylum in France last year
1,200 Migrants from Calais deported from France last year
21 miles Distance between Dover and Calais
£12 million The amount Britain has spent reinforcing borders in Calais
18,170 Stowaways attempting to get to Britain between January 1 and May
Gee, I’m really glad we don’t have anything like that here… .