Channel migrants: Why politics is dominating the debate on migrants

Channel migrants: Why politics is dominating the debate on migrants

Undeterred by Channel’s Perils, Desperate Migrants Still Plan to Cross The number of migrants setting off into the English Channel by boat has soared in recent months. The deaths Wednesday of at least 27 people trying to make the crossing illustrate how dangerous it is. Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. CALAIS, France — The lights on the opposite side of the English Channel were visible on Thursday, emboldening Emanuel Malbah, an asylum seeker who has been living in a makeshift camp on France’s northern coastline for the past week, dreaming of making a crossing. “I don’t believe that I’ll die,” he said. “I believe I’ll get to England.” Just a thin waterway …
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