‘Send all mi­grants back’ call

Daily Star - - NEWS -

BOR­DER Force cut­ters should pa­trol French wa­ters to re­turn Chan­nel mi­grants to the coun­try be­fore they get near Bri­tain, two for­mer Home Of­fice im­mi­gra­tion chiefs have said.

The senior of­fi­cials said wait­ing for mi­grants to reach Bri­tish wa­ters was fail­ing to de­ter the ris­ing num­ber at­tempt­ing the dan­ger­ous cross­ing.

Peter Hig­gins, for­mer head of the Im­mi­gra­tion Ser­vice, said: “If every­one were to be re­turned to France, the at­trac­tion of this form of traf­fick­ing would be negated im­me­di­ately to the mu­tual ben­e­fit of the UK and France.”

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