(FILES) A British police officer stands guard on the beach of Dungeness, on the southeast coast of England, on June 15, 2022, as Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RNLI) members of staff help migrants to disembark from one of their lifeboat after they were picked up at sea while attempting to cross the English Channel. Net migration to the UK hit a record high of 745,000 in 2022, official figures showed on November 23, 2023, piling pressure on Britain's Prime Minister who has vowed to reduce new arrivals. LEHTIKUVA / AFP, AFP / LEHTIKUVA / BEN STANSALL