UK minister complains of 'invasion' of asylum seekers

STORY: Braverman was reappointed interior minister by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak last week, six days after she resigned from the same role for sending a government document from her personal email to an employee of a member of parliament in breach of rules for ministers.

Speaking to parliament over allegedly failing to listen to legal advice on the prolonged detention of migrants at an asylum processing center in southern England, Braverman said the current system is "broken" and "out of control."

"Let me be clear, this is a global migration crisis," she said. "We have seen an unprecedented number of attempts to illegally cross the channel in small boats. Some 40,000 people have crossed this year alone, more than double the number of arrivals by the same point last year."

The comments came a day after a man threw petrol bombs attached to fireworks at an immigration center in the southern English port of Dover on Sunday before killing himself.