Britain is now getting "boat people" too
Australia and Britain are both surronded by seas, which is a substantial barrier against illegal immigration. The barriers concerned beat Mr Trump's wall by a mile.
But for years various mainly Muslim illegals streamed into Australia by boat and were generally referred to as "boat people". Australia put up with that for a while but the Australian navy now intercepts the boats and sends the would-be migrants back whence they came.
So it is ironic that Britain too is now receiving illegal immigrants by boat. The Royal Navy is a formidable force so with a bit of political will Britain's boat people could be stopped too
British interior minister Sajid Javid says the fast-growing number of would-be immigrants crossing the English Channel from France in dinghies is a "major incident".
Nearly 70 people have been intercepted in the past three days as they try to reach England by crossing one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.
Javid is also seeking an urgent call with his French counterpart over the weekend, his ministry said.
"He has insisted the Home Office treat the situation as a major incident and has ... asked for daily updates," it said in a statement on Friday.
It added that Javid wants to ensure everything possible is being done to deter migrants from attempting the dangerous crossing, "amid concern that it is only a matter of time before people lose their lives".
The Member of Parliament for Dover on England's southeast coast, Charlie Elphicke, has called for more government funding to deal with the arrivals and the Home Office said Javid has asked border officials to look at options for bringing in extra patrol ships.