Survivors of a shipwrecked migrant boat that set off from Egypt estimate as many as 500 aboard could have died after traffickers rammed and sank their boat in the Mediterranean last week, the International Organization for Migration says; according to the survivors, those making crossing to Europe were Syrian, Palestinian, Egyptian and Sudanese - @AFP
Editor's note: In the wake of an apparent recent influx of migrants to the region, members of the French anti-immigration group Sauvons Calais have gathered near Calais' town hall to demonstrate. Anti-fascist protesters are also in the area and there could be clashes. We're looking for some more details. - Tom
Immigration is the movement of people into another country or region to which they are not native in order to settle there, especially as permanent residents or future citizens. Immigrants are motivated to leave their countries for a variety of reasons, including a desire for economic prosperity, political issues, family re-unification, escaping conflict or natural disaster, or simply the wish to change one's surroundings.