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UN Calls on EU to Stop Migrant Pushbacks at Its Borders

by A.P.

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has called on the European Union to investigate allegations that illegal migrants are being immediately deported at its borders, before they can claim to be seeking asylum.

Immediate deportations at the border, commonly referred to as pushbacks, have been reported on the European Union’s land and sea borders, and allegedly recorded by pro-migration non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the areas.

UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Gillian Triggs, released a statement on Thursday calling on the EU to investigate the allegations, Greek newspaper I Kathimerini reports.

“UNHCR has received a continuous stream of reports of some European states restricting access to asylum, returning people after they have reached territory or territorial waters, and using violence against them at borders,” Triggs claimed.Triggs also claimed that migrant boats were being towed back to their point of origin and others were being put back out to sea after having landed.

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