In just fifteen minutes Colin highlights the impact of border controls on both migrants and those working in the immigration system. He works with families split by immigration rules and questions the “attitude we’re adopting to genuine refugees suffering unimaginable horrors”.[Bear in mind this talk was recorded back in April 2015.] During his presentation explained that UK had withdrawn its funding for sea rescue missions because they are a “pull factor”.
“The logic of that argument is that we should let them drown instead as that will discourage the others.”