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Joint British-French Border Force to be Deployed to Calais to Confront Migrant Crisis

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British police, including UK Border Force officers, will be deployed to France after Home Secretary Theresa May signed a belated agreement with the French government on the Calais migrant crisis.

The agreement will establish a joint control and command centre, headed up by senior British and French officers, and signals a step up in British involvement in Calais. The unusual feature of the Euro Tunnel project, which effectively pushed the British border forward onto the continent for the first time since the 13th century, has caused friction between the two countries as it has left the French government patrolling the border almost unassisted.

The unit will mark a radical departure from the present reactive method of policing the Euro Tunnel which presents an easy home run for the thousands of migrants now living illegally in Calais, which is essentiall


Added: Aug-20-2015 Occurred On: Aug-20-2015
By: gemini 2
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Tags: Joint, British-French, Border, Force, to, be, Deployed, to, Calais, to, Confront, Migrant, Crisis
Location: Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France (load item map)
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