Illegal Migrants to Be Electronically Tagged to Stop Them 'Disappearing Into the Country'

Illegal Migrants to Be Electronically Tagged to Stop Them 'Disappearing Into the Country'


Some migrants who have been caught illegally entering Britain via boats across the English Channel or in the backs of lorries will be electronically tagged in order to prevent them from disappearing into the country.

After losing track of tens of thousands of alleged asylum seekers who absconded from migration centres, the Home Office has begun a trial programme of tagging those who enter the country illegally.

According to the BBC, the scheme will apply to those who enter the country via “dangerous or unnecessary” routes, such as in the back of a lorry or on a flimsy rubber dinghy from France.

The 12-month trial programme, which began on Thursday in England in Wales, is intended to measure whether it has a noticeable

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