>> French police begin clearing an illegal camp in Paris, the latest attempt to deal with a migrant influx which started three years ago. Officials say 1,000 people have been living here and the situation is dire. The migrants, including families, will now be sent to temporary accommodations but few think it'll be an improvement.
If they don't give us any papers, we'll forever stay on the streets. That's what I believe. Nothing will change.>> Officials say smaller camps across the city will also be dismantled. Nearly 3000 migrants are estimated to be living in Paris. For several years, France has been clearing camps only for new settlements to take their place.
President Emmanuel Macron has taken a tougher stance lately. With Parliament approving a bill that tightens asylum rules as it attempts to deal with the crisis. More than a million migrants and refugees from Africa and the Middle East have tried to reach Europe since 2015. Following years of war and economic hardship, As elsewhere in Europe, the migration crisis has become a major political issue in France fuelling a rise in support for far right parties.