Illegal immigrants face one-way ticket out

  • 2003-08-14
  • Jitendra Joshi
AFP BRUSSELS - Illegal immigrants or false asylum seekers would be expelled from the European Union by bus, train or unmarked police car under tough new plans drawn up during the EU's Italian presidency.The Italian document, obtained by AFP on Aug. 8, said the bloc's 15 member states should cooperate more closely in dealing with people whose bids for residency or asylum in one EU country have been rejected.Civil liberties campaigners have condemned the proposed directive as part of a campaign to build a "Fortress Europe" that would keep out the world's needy and most vulnerable.The EU has b...
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