UK leader pledges to send help to France to control migrants
British Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to send dogs and fencing to France to help control the surge in migrants trying to cross into the UK nightly.
Cameron chaired an emergency security meeting Friday just after returning from a trip to Asia. He said that he would speak later in the day with French President Francois Hollande and that the UK would offer practical resources.
Cameron said that the UK would also do all it could on its side of the border to reduce disruption, including allowing the use of Ministry of Defense land to ease congestion near the Channel Tunnel.
“This is going to be a difficult issue right across the summer,” Cameron said.
Thousands of migrants have been scaling fences near the tunnel, hopping on freight trains or trucks destined for Britain.