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The Latest: Dutch catch more migrants going to UK in 2016

  • Migrants, one of them carrying a French flag, walk past French police as they leave a makeshift camp known as "the jungle" to register at a processing center, near Calais, northern France, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift migrant camp, a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in squalor, most hoping to sneak into Britain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    Migrants, one of them carrying a French flag, walk past French police as they leave a makeshift camp known as "the jungle" to register at a processing center, near Calais, northern France, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift migrant camp, a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in squalor, most hoping to sneak into Britain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016 file picture a police officer, second right, and border guard, right, of Poland patrol with Hungarian policemen along the temporary border fence on the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, 180 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary. Hungary has started building a new fence on its southern border with Serbia, part of its  efforts to keep migrants and refugees from freely entering the country. Hungarian state television said Tuesday Oct. 25, 2016   two kinds of barriers were being tested along a  short stretch of the border before construction begins in earnest. Prime  Minister Viktor Orban said in August that the new fence was needed in case of a  new surge of people moving toward Western Europe.  (Zoltan Mathe/MTI via AP,file)

    FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016 file picture a police officer, second right, and border guard, right, of Poland patrol with Hungarian policemen along the temporary border fence on the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, 180 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary. Hungary has started building a new fence on its southern border with Serbia, part of its efforts to keep migrants and refugees from freely entering the country. Hungarian state television said Tuesday Oct. 25, 2016 two kinds of barriers were being tested along a short stretch of the border before construction begins in earnest. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in August that the new fence was needed in case of a new surge of people moving toward Western Europe. (Zoltan Mathe/MTI via AP,file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016 file picture a police officer, left  and border guard, right, of Poland patrol  along the temporary border fence on the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, 180 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary. Hungary has started building a new fence on its southern border with Serbia, part of its  efforts to keep migrants and refugees from freely entering the country. Hungarian state television said Tuesday Oct. 25, 2016   two kinds of barriers were being tested along a  short stretch of the border before construction begins in earnest. Prime  Minister Viktor Orban said in August that the new fence was needed in case of a  new surge of people moving toward Western Europe.  (Zoltan Mathe/MTI via AP,file)

    FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016 file picture a police officer, left and border guard, right, of Poland patrol along the temporary border fence on the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, 180 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary. Hungary has started building a new fence on its southern border with Serbia, part of its efforts to keep migrants and refugees from freely entering the country. Hungarian state television said Tuesday Oct. 25, 2016 two kinds of barriers were being tested along a short stretch of the border before construction begins in earnest. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in August that the new fence was needed in case of a new surge of people moving toward Western Europe. (Zoltan Mathe/MTI via AP,file)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on Europe's response to the inflow of asylum-seekers and migrants (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

The Dutch government says 840 migrants have been caught so far this year trying to illegally enter Britain by hiding in trucks leaving ports in the Netherlands.

The number is a sharp increase from the 500 caught in 2015, but the government said Tuesday that numbers are on a downward trend this year from 360 in the first three months to 270 in the second quarter and 210 in the third quarter.

Authorities in the Netherlands have increased surveillance and checks at ports since mid-2015 amid fears that migrants trying to get to Britain would target Dutch ports.

Tuesday's announcement came on the second day of a French operation to clear a squalid camp in the busy port city of Calais that is home to thousands of migrants who want to reach Britain. That operation has raised concerns that migrants could attempt to make the crossing from other ports.

The Justice Ministry says nearly 80 percent of the migrants were caught at Dutch ports and the remainder on arrival in Britain.

Albanians accounted for nearly half of all the migrants caught trying to reach Britain via a Dutch port.

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11:10 a.m.

French police are being deployed to keep order among the young migrants pushing barriers at Calais' makeshift camp.

Dozens of migrants jumped over railings Tuesday in an attempt to get to the camp's temporary processing center, the first step to being relocated in France.

Most identified themselves as unaccompanied minors with relatives across the English Channel in the U.K. They had made their way to the gates in the port city very early in the morning.

France is in day two of a weeklong, 6,000-person-strong mass evacuation of the controversial slum-like migrant camp.

Hassan Ali, a 25-year-old Pakistani, said Tuesday he was "excited" to leave — and hoped to return to university and find a job in France, having been unable to get to Britain.