PBS NewsHour

Migrants' passage to the UK is driving political backlash

Clip: 09/16/2020 | 8m 5s Video has closed captioning.

The United Kingdom is planning tough new legislation to facilitate the deportation of undocumented migrants. Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised the action after more than 6,000 asylum seekers crossed the English Channel this summer from the French port of Calais. But human rights groups warn of the threat from right-wing anti-immigrant sentiment. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.

Aired: 09/16/20

Rating: NR

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