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Quelle: The Guardian

‘Very dangerous’ situation of asylum seekers trying to cross channel illegally must not continue, says Labour leader

Refugees at camps in Calais and Dunkirk should be allowed to come to Britain if they have a clear family connection to the country, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

The Labour leader set out his thinking on how to address the refugee crisis after visiting the camps on Saturday, saying it was up to the governments of the UK and France “to be a bit more human about this”.

Speaking on ITV’s This Morning, Corbyn said he was not suggesting that all 9,000 people in the French camps at the border should be allowed into the UK but said Britain should do more to process the asylum claims of those with a family connection.

Some of those at camps in places such as Calais and Dunkirk can make applications for asylum in the UK if they have a connection to the country under the Dublin regulations but there have been numerous reports that this is not functioning properly.

Corbyn said he could not put a number on how many refugees should be allowed into the UK but said some in the camps were being denied entry to the UK even though they have British passports.

“We cannot ignore the fact there are a large number of people in a very serious, deeply depressed state and they need our human help,” he said. […]

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