Hundreds call for France to welcome migrants crossing from Italy

17 December 2017

In France, migrant charities and rights advocates marched in the French Riviera yesterday. The activists called on authorities to allow migrants to enter France from Italy. They also called for more facilities to accommodate asylum seekers. Arrivals of migrants from the Middle East and Africa remain a major concern across Europe. The European leaders are now under pressure to reconcile humanitarian imperatives with voter worries about jobs and security. The protest came out ahead of International Migrants Day on Dec. 18.