Two French men jailed for helping migrants cross the English Channel

Two French men have been sentenced to prison for helping irregular migrants to cross the English Channel. The first of the two men is the owner of a second-hand boat firm, who has been convicted of...
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Hundreds of migrants protest deportations in an airport terminal in Paris

Hundreds of irregular migrants gathered at the airport of the French capital Paris, to protest the deportation of other irregular migrants. The migrants being deported from France were either...
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French coast guard intercepts nine migrants attempting to cross the English Channel

On Sunday 19 May, the French coast guard intercepted a small boat attempting to cross the English Channel with nine migrants on board. The eight men and a child, who identified themselves as...
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Another 42 migrants intercepted by UK border patrol

Police have intercepted a total of 42 migrants on the weekend of 11 May 2019 as they crossed the English Channel to enter the UK illegally. The migrants were taken by border patrol and handed over to...
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A small rural town in France is integrating asylum seekers

Ferrette, a small town of just 800 people in eastern France, has opened its doors to asylum seekers, who now represent 10 per cent of its population. The hilltop town, near the border with...
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French mayors call for more accommodation for asylum seekers

The mayors of 13 French cities have written an open letter to the government calling for more accommodation for asylum seekers. The letter, dated 23 April 2019, reads: “As the mayors of major...
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UK continues to return migrants arriving on boats, and charges man with assisting unlawful Channel crossings

Thirty-six migrants intercepted by UK Border Force off the UK coast of Kent face being returned to France or other European Union countries under the Dublin Regulation. On 22 April 2019, three small...
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French court approves bone age testing for child migrants

Authorities in France can now use results from a bone age test to support a decision on whether a migrant qualifies for protection under child services. The use of these tests was approved by the...
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Eritrean migrants caught attempting to sneak into the UK

A group of 18 Eritrean migrants have been caught trying to enter the UK in the back of a truck on 13 March 2019. The migrants were found in a German truck on a Kent motorway during a routine check....
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