European migrant crisis
Mexican newspaper La Jornada has published a photo of a man and his small daughter who drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande river from Mexico into the US. The migrant crisis at the border has become increasingly dire as the Trump administrations zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigration has led to families being seperated at the border. The US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a $4.5 (£3.3) billion emergency border aid package to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children detained after crossing the US-Mexico border.
Local councils have picked up most of the bill, even as their budgets continue to be squeezed.
Caroline Nokes' visit to Dover comes after Home Secretary declared the migrant crisis a ‘major incident’.
We need to be bolder; we need a coordinated international response to this crisis