British Government Willing To Do ‘Whatever It Takes’ To Prevent Migrants From Reaching Shores

The British government is willing to do “whatever it takes” to prevent migrants and asylum seekers from being able to cross the Channel and successfully reach the country’s shores, Dan O’Mahoney, who leads the Home Office’s efforts to deter irregular crossings to the U.K., has suggested.

In a tweet on Sunday, O’Mahoney, who was appointed “clandestine channel threat commander” by Home Secretary Priti Patel in August, said: “I’ll do whatever it takes to stop these crossings. I am targeting every step of the journey to end the viability of the small boats route.”

O’Mahoney’s vow came as The Telegraph reported on a

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Migrants cross Guatemala despite government threats

MORALES, Guatemala (AP) — Threats from Guatemala’s president to deport migrants who entered the country illegally and the rigors of walking down tropical highways led dozens of migrants to begin the journey back to Honduras Friday even as hundreds more continued trudging toward Mexico.

“The dream is over for the moment,” said Edwin Pineda, who waited for a bus that would return his family to Honduras on Friday. He was traveling with his wife, 4-year-old son and father-in-law, but two days of walking and already depleted funds made him reconsider.

“Maybe next time I’ll try it alone,” said the 25-year-old man.

Others pushed on, beginning their walk before sunrise. Guatemala immigration authorities said the migrants had split between two routes with about 700 travelling north to Peten aboard trucks and minibuses and 400 walking and taking buses west toward the capital. Another 800 were still walking in small groups toward

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