In the border town of Ventimiglia 500 beings are determined to make their style to France
For the fifth time in one week, Sami, a 25 -year-old from Guinea, were attempting to cross into France from the Italian margin municipality of Ventimiglia.
As the qualify moved along a trail sandwiched between the steep cliffs of the Maritime Alps and a glint Mediterranean sea, delivering well-manicured beach resorts along the way, he was feeling hopeful.” I simply need to get as far as Marseille where I have a friend who can help me contact Germany ,” he told the Observer .” All I crave is a better life- in Guinea it is not feasible, it is so pervert .”
But, after a few weeks of frustrated was trying to cross an impenetrable border, Sami’s plan was scuppered once again by frontier police at Menton-Garavan, the first stop along a roadway that elapses through Monaco and Nice before arriving in Cannes.
Along with three others, he was escorted off the study and immediately recognised by an officer who had caught him the day before. Tourists aboard the teach looked on in bewilderment.
” On some periods we find between 10 and 20 migrants on each study ,” said the detective resulting the team of four.” We are doing nothing wrong in mailing them back; it’s within the law. They are supposed to stay in the country in which they first arrived .”
This game of cat-and-mouse has played out between France and Italy since early 2011, shortly after the Arab spring and Syrian crusade caused the most difficult migration crisis since the second world war. Between January and May this year alone, French sovereignties say they was sent out 10,524 people who tried to cross either by qualify, or by sauntering along the motorway or a destructive mountain path.
The situation contacted boiling point last week when Emmanuel Macron, the French chairman, was accused of “hypocrisy” by Giuseppe Conte, Italy’s new “ministers “, after he criticised his southern neighbour for blocking the Aquarius from Italian ports. The rescue carry had saved more than 600 beings from the sea off Libya. The ordering come in from Matteo Salvini, the recently set anti-migrant interior minister and manager of the far-right League, which is currently in authority with the populist Five Star Movement.
Relations between Macron and Conte appeared to have thawed on Friday in Paris, where they called for the EU to establish asylum processing cores in Africa as a path of stopping the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean.
But in the perennial migrant waiting room of Ventimiglia, a coast city which has become known as the” Calais of Italy”, kindnes laborers are unconvinced.” Where will they set up these centres? Surely not in Libya ,” said Daniela Zitarosa, from the Italian humanitarian bureau Intersos.” You can’t precisely made cores in countries from where asylum seekers escaped because their lives were in danger .”