Tag: Border Control

European Union approves plan to relocate 120,000 refugees across Europe

European Union interior ministers meeting in Brussels Tuesday approved a plan to relocate 120,000 refugees across Europe amid heightened tensions amongst member nations over the crisis.   Some nations — including the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia — voted against the plan, Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said on Twitter, according to Sky News. […]

Thousands more migrants pour into Austria as 13 drown off Turkey

Nickelsdorf (Austria) (AFP) – Crowded aboard buses and trains, thousands more migrants flooded into Austria on Sunday as at least 13 desperate refugees drowned making the perilous trip to Europe in search of a better life.   Six children were among those who died off the coast of Turkey after the inflatable dinghy carrying them […]

Migrant crisis: Croatia closes border crossings with Serbia

Officials said they had no choice after more than 13,000 people entered the country since Hungary fenced off its border with Serbia earlier this week.   Many have been taken by bus to reception centres but some say they plan to walk to neighbouring Slovenia. Huge numbers of people heading north from the Mediterranean have […]

STATE OF EMERGENCY: Police Fire Tear Gas At Rioting Migrants Chanting “Allah Hu Akbar” Trying to Break Through Hungarian Border

Hungarian police have opened fire with tear gas against 1500 rioting migrants who are attempting to break through the country’s border fence. Migrants have been chanting “Allah hu Akbar” while pelting police officers with missiles including “really big rocks”, bottles, and even food, leading to the crack down. The news follows Hungary’s state of emergency declared […]

EU parliament backs refugee relocation plan

Brussels (AFP) – The European Parliament on Thursday backed plans to relocate 120,000 refugees around the EU to help the frontline states of Greece, Hungary and Italy, in a move that hiked pressure on ministers to adopt the proposals next week.   In an emergency vote called after EU interior ministers failed to back the scheme […]

Hungary declares emergency, seals border, detains migrants

HORGOS, Serbia (AP) — Hungary sealed off its border with Serbia with massive coils of barbed wire Tuesday and began detaining migrants trying to use the country as a gateway to Western Europe, harsh new measures that left thousands of frustrated asylum-seekers piled up on the Serbian side of the border.     Human rights […]

Migrants Trapped in Serbia as Hungary Launches Border Crackdown

ROSZKE, Hungary — Crowds of frustrated migrants demonstrated on the Serbian side of the Hungarian border on Tuesday, chanting and displaying signs reading “Europe, Shame.”   Hungary shut its borders to migrants from war-torn Syria and beyond earlier in the day, telling those who wanted to cross that they would have to travel to a […]

Up To 30% of Illegal Aliens Caught at Border Have Criminal History in U.S.

He also said the situation is so lawless in some areas it is like a war-zone on American soil, where “local law enforcement is leading the effort to fight criminal syndicates from a foreign nation.”   According to Babeu, between 88,000 and 123,000 illegal aliens are apprehended each year at the Tuscon Sector, one of […]

House Recess Delayed; Border Plan Vote Friday?

House Republicans resurrected their bill to address the crisis at the U.S-Mexico border late on Thursday, and they are delaying a planned five-week recess in an attempt to pass the revived bill before Congress leaves town for its August recess. The Democratic-led Senate, meanwhile, also failed to pass a $2.7 billion bill aimed at providing emergency […]