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Five ‘safe and legal’ asylum alternatives to cut Channel crossings

Experts offer other options as UK government seeks to reduce numbers crossing in boats

The government insists the way to reduce the number of people crossing the Channel in small boats is to prevent the vessels from leaving France in the first place or…

  • Jamie Grierson
  • The Guardian

But humanitarian groups and refugee and asylum experts argue the way to reduce the number of attempted crossings is to offer alternative “safe and legal” routes to the UK to claim asylum.

By doing this, it would reduce the number of individuals prepared to make the risky journey by sea from northern France, as well as the…

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