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Police deployed in Calais amid influx of young migrants

  • Migrants wait before being registered at a processing centre in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle," a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in squalor, most hoping to sneak into Britain.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Migrants wait before being registered at a processing centre in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle," a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in squalor, most hoping to sneak into Britain.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)  (The Associated Press)

  • Migrants wait before being registered at a processing centre in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle," a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in squalor, most hoping to sneak into Britain.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Migrants wait before being registered at a processing centre in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle," a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in squalor, most hoping to sneak into Britain.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)  (The Associated Press)

  • Migrants hug each other as they say goodbye before leaving a makeshift camp known as "the jungle" to register at a processing center, near Calais, northern France, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift migrant camp, a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in squalor, most hoping to sneak into Britain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    Migrants hug each other as they say goodbye before leaving a makeshift camp known as "the jungle" to register at a processing center, near Calais, northern France, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift migrant camp, a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in squalor, most hoping to sneak into Britain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)  (The Associated Press)

French police are being deployed to keep order among the young migrants pushing barriers at Calais' makeshift camp.

Dozens of migrants jumped over railings Tuesday in an attempt to get to the camp's temporary processing center, the first step to being relocated in France.

Most identified themselves as unaccompanied minors with relatives across the English Channel in the U.K. They had made their way to the gates in the port city very early in the morning.

France is in day two of a weeklong, 6,000-person-strong mass evacuation of the controversial slum-like migrant camp.

Hassan Ali, a 25-year-old Pakistani, said Tuesday he was "excited" to leave — and hoped to return to university and find a job in France, having been unable to get to Britain.