AP Interview: End Economic Migration, EU Border Chief Says

April 20, 2015 5:21 PM

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Recent tragedies involving migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean show that Europe must do more to stop migration by people seeking to escape poverty, the head of the European Union's border agency said Monday.

Frontex head Fabrice Leggeri told The Associated Press in an interview that Europe should accept people fleeing political persecution in their countries. But he said it should make clear that those who come seeking economic opportunity will be sent home.

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