July 30, 2015
World Wide Migration Crisis Building
Will Obama Protect Us? Hell no!
Migrants at the Eurotunnel terminal in Calais-Fréthun, France. Eurotunnel, the company that operates the crossing, said that it has intercepted more than 37,000 migrants since January. Credit Philippe Huguen/Agence France-Presse --- Getty Images Orange County Register -- July 29, 2015
France deploys riot police to bolster border security
Calais -- France deployed more than 100 riot police to Calais on Wednesday to bolster security as hundreds of migrants have been trying night after night to rush the railway tunnel leading to England --- at times with fatal consequences.
One migrant was crushed to death and another was critically injured after being electrocuted in Paris amid tens of thousands of attempts to breach security that have fueled a growing sense of crisis on the Channel this year. Undeterred, dozens of men and women kept coming as night fell, some hiding their faces beneath bandannas as they walked single file to sneak over a bent fence along the tracks.
The 50-kilometer (30-mile) Channel Tunnel, often referred to as the Chunnel, is used by passenger trains and freight services to connect France and Britain.
Migrants pressing northward toward both countries are fleeing war, dictatorship and poverty in Africa and the Middle East. They tend to spend as little time as possible in their southern European landing spots, like Italy, where two ships unloaded on Wednesday, one carrying 435 passengers and 14 bodies and another with 692 migrants.
New York Times -- July 29
Britain and France Scramble as Channel Becomes Choke Point in Migration Crisis
....The French police said there were about 2,100 attempts by migrants to gain access to the tunnel on Monday...