EU Migrant Arrivals Hit Record High

Officials said Tuesday that 107,500 migrants crossed over EU borders in July, marking the “third consecutive monthly record” and surpassing June’s record 70,000. EU border agency Frontex said July’s record was the first time the number of migrants entering the EU had surpassed the 100,000 mark in a single month since it first began keeping records in 2008. Germany also said it received a jump in asylum requests and could receive as many as 750,000 asylum seekers this year. EU countries have been struggling to cope with the influx while thousands of migrants have set up makeshift camps around the Channel Tunnel in the northern French city of Calais, hoping to cross into the U.K. France’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and his British counterpart, Theresa May, have vowed reach an agreement Thursday to tackle the migrant crisis.