Friday, April 17, 2015

A problem for Europe

You cannot help but have sympathy for those who are trying to flee war-torn countries. At the same time though, Europe and particularly those countries within striking distance of North Africa, cannot continue to accept the growing numbers of people trying to enter illegally.

In 2013, 7,472 were detained whist trying to enter Spanish territory via Ceuta and Melilla. That figure rose to 15,549 in 2014.

In order to enter, they have the choice of trying to scale the six metre high fences, swimming around the coast or presenting forged papers. The first two methods are risky, the third is largely unsuccessful.

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