Last year, an estimated , illegal crossings were detected on the external borders of the European Union, according to Frontex. The same person may attempt the crossing and be counted in different locations.
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This was 25 percent less than in , and the lowest level in five years. Still, far-right politicians like Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary have promoted the specter of an impending migration crisis, accompanied by xenophobic rhetoric, to justify funds for border protection. In another report on border walls , researchers at the institute looked at maritime barriers in the Mediterranean and considered them as significant or more significant than land barriers on the European continent. Walls have worked for politicians who used them as a means to mobilize supporters, but not to deal with the problem of migration, Nick Buxton, a researcher with the institute, said by phone.
The fence around the entrance of the tunnel providing the only land access to Britain from Continental Europe has failed to deter illegal crossings.
Last year, about migrants, 10 times as many as in , attempted to cross the perilous waters of the English Channel from France. More than half completed the journey.
Reports of smugglers operating around most of these points of access suggest to researchers that walls alone cannot solve the problem. Vallet said she could not think of historical examples of walls that work. She noted that both the Great Wall of China and the Maginot Line in France — each built at great expense — ultimately failed to stop invaders.
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