EU Establishes Border Restrictions

by Kate Barton

Due to an unprecedented number of migrants, the previously “border free” EU is creating border controls.

Germany, for example, is expected to receive 800,000 refugees this year. Germany has just imposed checks on its border with Austria due to the large number of migrants. Not all countries are welcoming; Hungary has built a wire fence 110 miles long to keep migrants out who mostly pass through to get to Germany.

These migrants are fleeing instability in the form of war in their countries, especially in Syria and Afghanistan. People seeking asylum must prove that being sent back to their own country would cause them harm or death.
Migrants cross the sea in overloaded boats, causing many hazards such as sinking and drowning.

The issue now is that aid organizations are running out of money. The new plan is to try to negotiate with the warring sides.