Dozens of migrants have been pictured arriving into Dover today after small boat crossings continued following a break in poor weather conditions.
At least 100 asylum seekers were intercepted in the English Channel on Tuesday, with a steady stream of men, women and young children brought into harbour at Dover throughout the morning.
Border Force vessels and RNLI lifeboats were pictured with dozens of migrants aboard, while a small boy was carried carefully from a lifeboat by a soldier in Army fatigues as his family came ashore onto the gangway up to the quayside where immigration officers were waiting for kora live them.
A father wearing a face mask was also seen carrying his young son off a Border Force vessel after navigating busy shipping lanes to arrive in Britain on Tuesday.
With weather conditions improving, it is believed more small boats will attempt the treacherous 21-mile crossing through the day with a number in mid-Channel.
As 35 migrants arrived in Dover by dinghy on Monday morning, some illegal immigrants already in Britain will be told they will be sent to Africa and will only have a week to provide detailed reasons as to why they should not be removed from the UK.
Due to a change in weather conditions they were the first arrivals since May 23 when 252 people reached British soil, due to wet and stormy weather at sea.
The Home Office declined to comment on claims the deportation orders are imminent - but is readying itself for a legal battle over the policy.
A spokesman said: 'We are fully committed to working with Rwanda to get the arrangement operational as soon as possible.'
Dozens of migrants have been pictured arriving into Dover today after small boat crossings continued following a break in poor weather conditions
Military personnel help a young child amongst a group of people thought to be migrants as they are brought in to Dover, Kent, following a small boat incident in the Channel
Data released by the MoD reveals that at least 2,637 people have reached the UK in 87 boats so far during the month of May
A smiling migrant waves to the camera as he disembarks from an RNLI lifeboat in Dover
Some illegal immigrants already in Britain will be told they will be sent to Africa and will only have a week to provide detailed reasons as to why they should not be removed from the UK
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