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CNN producer Jessica Hartogs traveled to France to help prepare a television news piece on the immigration situation in Calais. Below is her impression of what she saw.

The men sat and stared into the distance on the outskirts of Calais as the French police talked into their walkie-talkies. They were apparently checking the illegal migrants' IDs, but how do you identify men with no papers?

This is a daily occurrence - the illegal migrants are stopped, searched, sometimes photographed or fingerprinted, detained for a few hours and released. Read full article »

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