Senator Ian Gorst said that Customs staff were on alert for boats travelling to the Island on unofficial sailings and that Jersey was not going to be used as a back-door entry point to the UK.
When asked about the migrant situation during a Corporate Services Scrutiny Panel hearing yesterday, Senator Gorst said: ‘Our immigration services work very closely with their colleagues in France.
‘Security at the ports has been increased and it has also been communicated to Customs about being aware of boats that are not part of official sailings.
‘There is an agreement already in place to send people back should they arrive here and so far those measures are working very well.’
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