Rishi Sunak

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declared Monday that his plan to “stop the boats” of illegal migrants arriving in the UK is working, as he unveiled plans to lodge them aboard ships to relieve demand on taxpayer-funded hotels.

Sunak told a press conference in the Kent border town of Dover that the first such ship will be ready later this month, followed by two others to accommodate a further 1,000 refugees.