Safe asylum routes proposed to cut Channel crossings | The Guardian

As UK government seeks to cut number of refugees crossing Channel, experts offer ‘safe and legal’ routes to claim asylumThe government insists the way to reduce the number of people crossing the Channel in small boats is to prevent the vessels from leaving France in the first place or by intercepting the boats and returning those attempting to make a crossing.But humanitarian groups and refugee and asylum experts argue the way to reduce the number of attempted crossings is to offer alternative “safe and legal” routes to the UK to claim asylum. Continue reading…

As UK government seeks to cut number of refugees crossing Channel, experts offer ‘safe and legal’ routes to claim asylum

The government insists the way to reduce the number of people crossing the Channel in small boats is to prevent the vessels from leaving France in the first place or by intercepting the boats and returning those attempting to make a crossing.

But humanitarian groups and refugee and asylum experts argue the way to reduce the number of attempted crossings is to offer alternative “safe and legal” routes to the UK to claim asylum.

Continue reading…


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