“There is a difference between people fleeing persecution and economic migrants crossing the Mediterranean in the hope of a better life. The latter group should be sent back to their country of origin – even if against their will … We simply must not provide new incentives for those simply seeking to come for economic reasons …. otherwise, we are encouraging more people to put their lives at risk – or which makes it easier for the gangs responsible for their misery”- Home Secretary Theresa May ( ITV/Rex)
ECONOMIC migrants who attempt to reach the European Union by crossing the Mediterranean should be turned back, Britain said on Wednesday, even as the Royal Navy rescued 445 people packed into inflatable boats.
Home Secretary Theresa May’s comments come amid an EU row over how to address a crisis that has seen thousands of migrants drown fleeing conflict and poverty in North Africa and the Middle East.
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