Open borders to migrants

I travelled to Germany, Hungary and Balkan countries in 2007. Refugees from Syria were passing through these countries at the time and were arriving in Germany right now. I never thought this situation would happen at that time.

Refugees fleeing from the fires of war just reached EU country for the reason that these counties near to their homeland. So this situation happened in Europe but I think it is a worldwide issue.

¶Austria and Germany threw open their borders on Saturday to thousands of exhausted migrants from the east, bussed to the frontier by a right-wing Hungarian government that had tried to stop them but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of people. ¶Left to walk the last yards into Austria, rain-soaked migrants, many of them refugees from Syria’s civil war, were whisked by train and shuttle bus first to Vienna and then on by train to Munich and other cities in Germany. […] ¶Wrapped in blankets and sleeping bags, long lines of weary people, many carrying small, sleeping children, got off buses on the Hungarian side of the border and walked through the rain into Austria, receiving fruit and water from aid workers. Waiting Austrians held signs that read “Refugees welcome”. […] ¶Almost emptied of migrants the night before, the main Budapest railway station was filling up again, a seemingly unrelenting human surge northwards through the Balkan peninsula from Turkey and Greece. […] ¶Hungary, the main entry point into Europe’s borderless Schengen zone for migrants, has taken a hard line, vowing to seal its southern frontier with a new, high fence by Sept. 15. ¶Hungarian officials have portrayed the crisis as a defense of Europe’s prosperity, identity and “Christian values” against an influx of mainly Muslim migrants. […] ¶At an EU foreign ministers’ meeting in Luxembourg on Saturday, the usual diplomatic conviviality unraveled as they failed to agree on any practical steps out of the crisis. Ministers are especially at odds over proposals for country-by-country quotas to take in asylum seekers. […] .

Full text is here. Referenced from Reuters, 15 September, 2015

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