Macron pushes to get migrants off France's streets

World / Social Issues Dec 27, 2017

Macron pushes to get migrants off France's streets

It is getting colder, the clock is ticking and regional authorities are scrambling to meet President Emmanuel Macron's deadline: get migrants off France's streets and out of forest hideouts by year's end. That won't likely happen, and Macron's government is now tightening the screws: ramping ...

Work begins to clear 'jungle' migrant camp in Calais

World / Social Issues Oct 24, 2016

Work begins to clear 'jungle' migrant camp in Calais

France began clearing the sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais on Monday, with hundreds carrying suitcases queuing outside a hangar to be resettled in reception centres across the country. The first buses departed less than an hour after immigration workers started the operation and officials ...