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Channel migrants: No easy answers to issue, says Javid

The issue of increasing numbers of migrants trying to cross the Channel in small boats to reach the UK has "no easy answers", the home secretary says. Sajid Javid is chairing talks in London later after agreeing a joint action plan with the French interior minister.On Monday morning, Border Force officers were called to Greatstone, Kent, after a group of 12 people thought to be migrants were spotted.Since November, a total of 239 people have reached the UK by boat. Mr Javid has come under growing pressure to act, and has returned from a family holiday in South Africa to address the issue.Following a call with his French counterpart, Christophe Castaner, the pair agreed an "enhanced action plan" to be put in place in the coming week ...