From 300 to 400 illegal immigrants were trying to break through to the trucks waiting in line for the ferry service in the French port of Calais, according to “The Local” . Police had to use tear gas to disperse demonstrators who wanted to swim in the UK, hidden among the goods.
According to the publication, this practice – not uncommon for Calais, which is located on the shores of the English Channel. Many illegal immigrants using France as a “staging post”, trying to sneak unnoticed into the UK in lorries. That is why the cars are carefully protected by Republican troops safety, performing the role of riot here.
French Interior Minister Bernard executions has stated that in September of this year he was able to reach an agreement with the British side to co-finance the fight against illegal migration. According to the minister, the UK has agreed to provide 15 million euros, but only after the mayor threatened to close the port of Calais because of the hazards associated with the influx of migrants. Port of Calais became especially popular among migrants after 2002 by the decision of the government was closed detention center in Sangatte, located nearby. After that, the port has grown a tent city, populated by migrants who want at all costs to cross the Channel. Most of its inhabitants are from Sudan and Eritrea, according to “The Local”.
Britain recently evolved into a kind of Mecca for all EU migrants. Besides playing hide and seek with the port workers are migrants and other tweaks. For example, in September, 35-year-old Sudanese man drove 350 kilometers to Birningema, clinging to the bottom of a school bus that carried the children on a tour of France. It is noteworthy that the British government has approved the release of funds for the fight against migration, referred to by the French minister, a day after the incident.
Channel is not the only “sore spot” of the European Union in the fight against illegal migration. The main attack undertake not Britain and France, and Italy and Malta, separated from Africa by the Mediterranean Sea only. The most notorious is the small Italian island of Lampedusa, located 113 kilometers off the coast of Tunisia. Come out monthly data on new shipwrecks where ferries and ships that sail to Sicily, turn over, and most of them – because of congestion.
Recently, Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Office for Refugees, the famous Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie visited the Maltese hospital where workers are treated survivors of maritime disasters. According to Jolie, she came to find out what the reasons forcing people to leave his father’s house, putting themselves and their children to mortal danger. During the conversation with migrants revealed that many disaster deliberately ignored by fishermen and other civil courts. Their captains, not wanting to be involved in illegal migration, calmly lead ships on, despite the cries for help drowning people around.
Another tidbit for migrants is a Spanish Melilla – a semi-autonomous city on the African continent, with a garrison of the uprising which began in 1936, the Spanish Civil War. The city, which is the territory of the EU, the perimeter is fenced with a seven-meter fence that regularly try to storm the less fortunate inhabitants of the continent. Since the police force was not enough, and migrants tend to try to enter from multiple points, many of them are successful.However, those who come to the center of assistance to migrants, will be disappointed – in the center, which seats 480 people, is already home to almost one and a half thousand.
On the need to deliberately approach the problem of migration in Europe say more. In an interview with “The Telegraph” London Mayor Boris Johnson offershis recipe for solving urgent problems: the quota for entrances and point system at a residence permit. According to Johnson, the majority of people who are dissatisfied with the migrants are not racists or fools: “They notice inconsistencies and protesting is not really against the immigrants themselves, their angers the system itself, that got out of control” – lamenting the London mayor.