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Fecha: Blog 25 de septiembre 2021

Date Blog September 25 2021 #3

U.K.’s Migrant Boat Dispute Has Eyes Fixed on the Channel3

The southeastern coast of England is increasingly the focal point of Britain’s migration debate as the government advocates more extreme measures to halt asylum seekers arriving by boat.

The volunteer group, Channel Rescue, was set up last year to watch for the boats packed with asylum seekers trying to cross this busy waterway, to offer them humanitarian support — like water and foil blankets — when they land on beaches, or to spot those in distress.

But they are also monitoring Britain’s border authority for any possible rights violations as the government takes an increasingly hard line on migration.

Rights groups and immigration experts say the government’s approach is inflaming the situation and could endanger migrants, many of whom are fleeing poverty and violence. Here in Kent, for centuries both a place of welcome for people fleeing hardship and the first point of defense when conflict has flared with Europe, there is the sense that a confrontation could be coming.

My 2 cents opinion: Worldwide poverty is now more prevalent, and people go where they hope life would be better. Trying to stop them is not going to resolve the issue.

Mi opinión: La pobreza en todo el mundo prevalece y la gente va donde espera que la vida sea mejor. Intentar detenerlos no resolverá el problema.


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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/25/world/europe/uk-migrants-london-england.html?smid=url-share