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President Macron Will Not Allow A New Migrant Camp To Be Set Up In Calais

Posted by: Gherson Immigration

President Macron Will Not Allow A New Migrant Camp To Be Set Up In Calais

France has been Europe’s main destination for refugees in 2017, with a record of 100,000 asylum claims being submitted to the French Immigration authorities.

In his efforts to take control over immigration policies, Macron will unveil a new migrant policy next month, which has already been heavily criticized. The new policy is meant to speed up the application process for asylum seekers and will guarantee faster removal of those who fail to be accepted.

The Calais “Jungle” camp which was cleared in October 2016 is currently sheltering approximately 700 migrants. On his first official visit to the camp, Macron has expressed concerns about the situation in Calais and he is not willing to allow a new large camp to emerge in the area. In this respect, he has asked for co-operation from residents and local authorities. Moreover, Macron is expected on an official visit to the UK on Thursday and rumours are that he will be demanding the UK government to offer more support in handling the Calais situation.

 

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