Migrants stuck in legal limbo at Greek border

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Migrants stuck in legal limbo at Greek border

Thousands of refugees and migrants are piling up on the Greece-Macedonia border. Greece said it would only take those fleeing war. All signs indicate that border police would clear the area soon, but economic migrants and those fleeing persecution say they aren’t going anywhere.

CCTV’s Stephanie Freid reports from Idomeni on the border of Greece and Macedonia.

Migrants stuck in legal limbo at Greek border

Migrants stuck in legal limbo at Greek border

Thousands of refugees and migrants are piling up on the Greece-Macedonia border. Greece said it would only take those fleeing war. All signs indicate that border police would clear the area soon, but economic migrants and those fleeing persecution say they aren’t going anywhere. CCTV’s Stephanie Freid reports from Idomeni on the border of Greece and Macedonia.

Barred from crossing into Macedonia, frustrated Iranians protest on the border. Many are fleeing oppression from their homeland.

“I have to stay here. I have nowhere else to go.” said Zara, an Iranian migrant.

  • Western girl reloaded

    I’m German. Germany has a size of 357,168 km², the US has a size of 9,857,000 km². We took 965,000 migrants only this year (and this doesn’t include the ones who aren’t registered, estimated at 300,000). How many do they US take? 10.000! It’s not wise to broadcast reports which should arouse pity because the burden is on us – not on you people from the US!

    Chancellor Merkel is responsible for the situation as she encouraged / invited those migrants and suspended the existing law (German law: Art. 16a GG; European law: Dublin III). According to the law refugees have to seek for asylum in the arrival country (which is Greece). No one wants to stay in Greece because of the “welcome policy” of Merkel and high social benefits for the migrants. I’ve just read yesterday that the average costs for minor migrants (who arrive without parents) are 4.000 euros per month.

    Until today Merkel refuses to communicate that the limit of capacity is reached. Therefore migrants keep coming. She refuses to erect a border fence. Many flock in without papers or false passports. They all get in as there’s no border fence. It’s called “Green border” which means they cross through fields.

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