Saturday, June 20, 2015

INVASION OF EUROPE: EU Nations Remain at Odds Over Distribution of Migrants

A migrant is removed by Italian police at the Franco-Italian 
border near Menton, in southeastern France, on Tuesday. 
Photo: Lionel Cironneau/AP
France, Italy try to end their own dispute over flow across common border
Interior ministers from France and Italy tried Tuesday to end a dispute over the movement of immigrants from Africa and the Middle East, as European Union ministers continued to grapple with the illegal migration problem facing the 28-nation bloc.
Italian police attempt to remove African migrants at the 
Franco-Italian border between Menton and Ventimiglia 
on Tuesday. The two countries, like much of the EU, have 
been arguing over where migrants should be allowed to 
The two countries have been arguing over the thousands of migrants that Italy has allowed to travel to France in recent months, many of which have been sent by the French authorities back to Italy. Since April, French police have been conducting more frequent patrols of trains coming from Italy.
Earlier Tuesday, Italian police in riot gear forcibly cleared out a few dozen migrants who had been camping out for five days in Ventimiglia, a town on the border with France, after they had been pushed back by French police.
Migrants make their message clear in the Italian town of 
Ventimiglia on the border with France. 
Photograph: Luca Zennaro/EPA
Under EU rules, migrants should be fingerprinted and registered in the first EU country in which they set foot. But in recent months Italy has allowed migrants who journeyed via the Mediterranean to slip into France, Austria and Switzerland without registering them first.
Tens of thousands of migrants have made the desperate voyage on all manner of vessels to cross the Mediterranean and enter Europe, often winding up in Italy.
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