France to close migrant ‘jungle’

Notorious illegal immigrant camp in Calais to be closed, says French Immigration Minister.

BBC.CO.UK, 16Sep09: France has said it intends to close the camp in Calais known as “the jungle”, where migrants gather to try to reach the UK.

Immigration Minister Eric Besson told French television that the illegal gathering of tents and shelters should close imminently.

The jungle has replaced official camps like Sangatte as a gathering point.

Mr Besson said the closure would send a strong message that people traffickers could no longer use Calais.

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