The hurdles facing migrants trying to reach France from Spain

Refugees and migrants trying to cross into France from Spain are facing obstacles as Europe closes its doors.

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    Last year, fewer than 10 refugees and migrants a day came to the Spanish town of Irun hoping to reach France, now it's nearer 40.

    France recently toughened its immigration law and increased police border checks that have resulted in many refugees and migrants being regularly sent back to Spain.

      

    Al Jazeera's Natacha Butler reports from the border between France and Spain on the hurdles facing them.


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