Migrants who are fleeing war and persecution must be allowed into France, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday as Europe faces a mounting migrant crisis.
"Each asylum demand must be examined rapidly," he told members of the ruling Socialist Party gathered in the eastern town of La Rochelle.
Migrants who "are fleeing war, persecution, torture, oppression, must be welcomed," he said, adding that the rule should be to treat migrants with "dignity."
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