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Migrants are gone yet Calais builds new wall near highway

  • Trucks drive past a 4 meter high (13 foot high) wall along the highway leading to the Calais port, outside Calais, northern France, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. Funded by Britain, a wall has been completed to stop migrants from jumping in trucks in Calais heading across the English Channel. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

    Trucks drive past a 4 meter high (13 foot high) wall along the highway leading to the Calais port, outside Calais, northern France, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. Funded by Britain, a wall has been completed to stop migrants from jumping in trucks in Calais heading across the English Channel. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)  (The Associated Press)

  • Trucks drive past a 4 meter high (13 foot high) wall along the highway leading to the Calais port, outside Calais, northern France, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. Funded by Britain, a wall has been completed to stop migrants from jumping in trucks in Calais heading across the English Channel. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

    Trucks drive past a 4 meter high (13 foot high) wall along the highway leading to the Calais port, outside Calais, northern France, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. Funded by Britain, a wall has been completed to stop migrants from jumping in trucks in Calais heading across the English Channel. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)  (The Associated Press)

  • Trucks drive past a 4 meter high (13 foot high) wall along the highway leading to the Calais port, outside Calais, northern France, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. Funded by Britain, a wall has been completed to stop migrants from jumping in trucks in Calais heading across the English Channel. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

    Trucks drive past a 4 meter high (13 foot high) wall along the highway leading to the Calais port, outside Calais, northern France, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. Funded by Britain, a wall has been completed to stop migrants from jumping in trucks in Calais heading across the English Channel. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)  (The Associated Press)

Funded by Britain, a wall has been built to stop migrants from jumping onto trucks in the northern French city of Calais heading across the English Channel.

The threat, however, appears to have already receded.

Regional spokesman Steve Barbet says no migrants have been reported trying to hop a truck since French authorities dismantled Calais' refugee slum in October. He says Tuesday that police scouring the city and the surrounding area daily have found no new camps, though a handful of migrants still gather at the Calais port.

He says the new 4 meter-high (13 foot-high) concrete wall along a Calais highway aims to deter future migrants.

Thousands of migrants from the Mideast and Africa, who had converged on Calais after fleeing conflict and poverty, have now been dispersed across France.