Britain has a ‘mass migration crisis’ and the EU’s open borders are to blame, says Priti Patel

PRITI Patel has admitted Britain has a “mass migration crisis”, blaming the EU’s open borders.

And the Home Secretary criticised the European Commission for failing to crack down on the flow of migrants through the continent and towards Calais.

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Migrants continue to board dinghies in France to cross the Channel

Speaking on an official visit to Washington DC, she told The Sun that France has been “overwhelmed” by the number of migrants who have travelled unchecked through the bloc’s open-bordered Schengen zone.

The area allows free movement without any immigration checks.

Ms Patel said: “Let’s not forget the real problem is the EU has no border protections whatsoever.

“It’s an EU competency issue.”

She added: “It’s fair to say France is overwhelmed.

“France can’t do it on its own. Other countries have to do more.”

“No one is more angry and frustrated about this than myself, alongside the British taxpayers.

“There is no point saying – you could just push boats back – It will not stop it.”

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