French Detain Migrants in Calais

“French police make fresh move on Calais,” by Hugh Carnegy for the Financial Times:

Two weeks ago, Haile from Ethiopia managed to smuggle his wife and two children on to a truck waiting at the French port city of Calais to board a ferry to England.

“The driver did not see us. But I had to stay behind to shut the door of the truck. They are in Liverpool now,” he said.

Haile, who says he paid $10,000 to people traffickers to take his family to England, was left as one of hundreds of migrants from Africa, the Middle East and beyond living in miserable conditions in and around Calais in one of the starkest examples of the mounting pressure of immigration in Europe…

 

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