E.U. boosts power of border agency to deport migrants

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  • United Kingdom

E.U. boosts power of border agency to deport migrants

Stepping up European attempts to clear away hundreds of thousands of migrants whose asylum claims have been denied, E.U. leaders early Friday bolstered the powers of the pan-E.U. border agency to deport people.

The move highlights the flip side of a refugee crisis that has overwhelmed the continent and posed a challenge to some of the basic principles of the 28-nation European Union. European leaders have been bitterly divided about how to share the burden of the influx. They have been more unified about strengthening their borders to turn away migrants. The decision is likely to lead to an increased pace of deportations.

 

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