ECJ: Countries have the right to punish migrants who violate entry bans

The EU’s highest court has ruled that member states have the right to punish illegal migrants who re-enter a country after having been deported. The decision comes as many countries push for tighter immigration controls.

The European Court of Justice on Thursday ruled that EU member states are permitted to imprison migrants who return to a country after having received an entry ban upon deportation.

For the full story, please visit

(Photo: Ayesha Tanzeem/VOA)