French court will allow migrant camp at Calais to be razed
Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 26, 2016
It is about time!
Invasion of Europe news….
I have been wondering for years why France has permitted this intolerable situation to fester (see our many reports going back several years by clicking here).
It strikes me that the sensible solution for all European countries (in addition to closing their borders! and turning boats back!) is to create proper camps for the migrants where they could live in decent conditions, but in a CAMP (not out mingling with the native population), while each one is legally sorted out. If they have a legitimate asylum claim expedite it, and if they don’t deport them.
The insane situation at Calais has developed because the migrants don’t want to seek asylum in France and are holding out for the big prize, the UK.
They want the UK to open its doors and invite them in. That isn’t going to happen, so they are attempting to illegally cross the channel and plan to disappear into Great Britain.
If all migrants who arrive in Europe know they will be living in CAMPS, supervised by the Red Cross or UN for perhaps months/years as they are processed, then, I believe, it would help deter the flow into Europe in the first place.
Here is the latest news from AP:
A French court gave the state the green light Thursday to raze makeshift tents and lean-tos used by hundreds of migrants at a sprawling slum in Calais, where many dream of slipping into Britain.
Tamping down fears of a violent confrontation, France’s interior minister promised to treat the migrants humanely and not send in bulldozers to evict them.
The camp in the northern port city — known as “the jungle” — has been an embarrassing chapter in Europe’s migrant crisis, and France announced this month that its densely populated southern half would be razed. The move prompted rights groups and migrant advocates to sue.
Officials say moving migrants out of the Calais slum will be a better solution for all, since many have been languishing in poverty and hopelessness after nearby borders have been sealed by increasing security. Officials estimate the number of migrants who will be affected at 800 to 1,000, while humanitarian organizations say over 3,000 migrants live there.
I think we have a hint at why the camp is now going to be razed! The political “far-right” is gaining power and the politicians are worried!
Moving the migrants out will be France’s most dramatic step yet to end Calais’ yearslong migrant problem, which has transformed the city of nearly 80,000 into a high-security tension point, fueled far-right sentiment and defied British and French efforts to make the issue go away.
If you’ve never seen it, watch this incredible short speech by a life-long resident of Calais about what life has become in that region of France.
Someone should bring her on a speaking tour of America!
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