December 3, 2021

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France, U.K. Grapple With Migrant Boat Crossings After 27 Drown – The Wall Street Journal

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PARIS—France has set up barbed wire, thermal detectors and police patrols at the tunnel entry under the English Channel and at the port of Calais to keep migrants from using what were once the most popular routes for clandestine migration to Britain.

Those measures, officials and analysts say, have spurred migrants to take a far more dangerous route: boarding small boats from the beaches of northern France to cross the channel’s storm-tossed waters.

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