No one makes this journey just to pick up benefits

Another great column by Gary Younge

“Herein lies the basic, ugly folly behind so many short-term immigration policies throughout the developed world. If you build a 10ft fence to keep out people who are hungry, they will build an 11ft ladder to climb over it. If you weaponise a fortress to repel people who fear hunger or war, they will seek ever more desperate ways to penetrate it. They have no choice. They are fighting for their lives. And we should support them.”


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