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Britain's Border War


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Cal
- 49 days ago - news.vice.com
In a refugee camp in Calais the migrants âEUR" many of whom have been forced to flee war and conflict in their home countries âEUR" attempt to sneak aboard trucks headed for Britain; eight migrants have already died this year while trying to make the journe



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Howard Crosse (16)
Thursday July 3, 2014, 6:04 am
Immigration is a very contentious issue in the UK, particularly in England. As well as those potential immigrants referred to in this report we have seen considerable numbers of immigrants coming from our fellow EU countries (citizens of EU countries have the right to live and work in any EU country). It is difficult to tell how exactly how many people have come to our shores but the sudden influx, in the past couple of years, of people, some of whom don't speak English is a very 'hot' topic here with strong views being voiced.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Thursday July 3, 2014, 6:17 am
We have to show more compassion for those suffering people. They just want to have a normal life like everybody else.
Win and Colleen say it all.
 

Winn Adams (191)
Thursday July 3, 2014, 11:53 am
I sure don't have the answers to how to handle immigration whether it's in England or my country, America. But, what I do know is violence is not the answer and treating people in a humane and respectful way will only help the situation.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Thursday July 3, 2014, 1:55 pm
I agree with Winn's comment that we need to start treating people in a humane and with respect. I wish I could get the words "Hatred" and Violence" out of all minds of people who even think of it. Thanks Cal
 

Alfred Donovan (45)
Friday July 4, 2014, 12:42 am
Shades of the Mexican border these people do not have the right to enter the country illegally they should go through the proper channels.
 

John S. (300)
Friday July 4, 2014, 3:12 am
Good. First of all a refuge can claim status in the first country they come to, not the last. So the statement "After a long journey overland, he finally entered Italy earlier this year and was given temporary asylum papers. After trying and failing to find work in Italy, he made for Calais." shows the problem, and this was due to the French not containing the problem, knowing that attempts would be made into the UK (and why not, it will less of a drain on the French economy. And the statement "The clearances are part of an interminable, cat-and-mouse game which has been going on on the French channel coast for nearly two decades." and "After each closure the migrant numbers reduced for a while before rapidly building up again. The two main camps cleared today have grown up in the last year in the heart of the town and port of Calais itself infuriating local people who have been demanding their removal for months." just shows that the previous leniency doesn't work for anyone.
 

John S. (300)
Friday July 4, 2014, 3:13 am
And Winn, Calais is in France, not the UK.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Friday July 4, 2014, 9:24 am
Thanks John
 

Katherine May Williams (0)
Saturday July 5, 2014, 7:13 am
Noted.
 

Graziella Veri (0)
Monday July 7, 2014, 12:27 am
noted e shared...thank you
 
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