What was immigration like in 1906?

In my story, I want to make things are realistic as possible. Joseph is going from Le Treport, France, to Eastbourne, England. He got into a huge fight with his owner, and decides to run away from the abuse he has had to endure for ten odd years. This begs a few questions. What was immigration like in the year... show more In my story, I want to make things are realistic as possible. Joseph is going from Le Treport, France, to Eastbourne, England. He got into a huge fight with his owner, and decides to run away from the abuse he has had to endure for ten odd years. This begs a few questions.

What was immigration like in the year 1906?
How would Joseph have hopped a ship when he has not a penny to his name?
How would he have gotten off without getting caught if he secretly hops the ship?

Ideas are welcome.
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