After bulldozers razed the Calais refugee camp, its inhabitants were taken to other parts of France, where authorities will consider their asylum applications. DW has visited a shelter in Bordeaux to find out how the evacuees are faring.
French President Emmanuel Macron says France wants more money from the UK and to negotiate a better police cooperation to handle the migrants in Calais. He made the comments during a visit to the French port town.
At least five people have been shot after a fight involving more than 100 Eritreans and Afghans erupted in Calais. The French interior minister blamed traffickers for "fueling daily violence and brawls."
Almost 6,000 refugees have been removed from the “Jungle” camp in Calais and distributed all over France. The town of Talence near Bordeaux has given a friendly welcome to one small group billeted there temporarily.
The new legislation would criminalize illegal border crossings but aims to cut the waiting time on asylum applications. Migrant rights groups have called for the bill to be withdrawn, labeling it "too repressive."
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