Migrants who defy expulsion can be jailed, says EU court

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Migrants who defy expulsion can be jailed, says EU court


European Union countries can imprison migrants who re-enter their territory after being expelled, the EU's European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday 1 October, in a judgment likely to be closely watched across the continent as it struggles to cope with a migration crisis.
The EU Court of Justice was considering the case of an Albanian national who was deported from Italy in 2012 but returned to the country, in breach of a three-year entry ban.

Judges at the Luxembourg-based court ruled tha...


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