Forensics officers inspect the truck found to contain the bodies of 39 dead Vietnamese in Essex, Britain, in 2019. Photo: AP
Forensics officers inspect the truck found to contain the bodies of 39 dead Vietnamese in Essex, Britain, in 2019. Photo: AP
Raquel Carvalho
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Raquel Carvalho

Britain’s plan to punish migrants shows it learned nothing from Vietnamese truck deaths

  • Advocates warn that a ‘draconian’ new migration law and stricter border policies will only put vulnerable trafficking victims further at risk
  • Authorities should instead look into migrants’ circumstances, assess if they are victims of human trafficking, and provide support for recovery

Forensics officers inspect the truck found to contain the bodies of 39 dead Vietnamese in Essex, Britain, in 2019. Photo: AP
Forensics officers inspect the truck found to contain the bodies of 39 dead Vietnamese in Essex, Britain, in 2019. Photo: AP
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