Migration, Borders, And The Refugee Crisis Essay

1405 Words Feb 8th, 2016 null Page
Lets face it, Europe is in Chaos. With the constant bickering amongst the EU and the pointing of fingers on who 's responsibility the incoming refugees are, its no wonder those on the outside are sitting back with their bowls of popcorn watching like rabid animals to see what happens next. The topic of migration and the migrant crisis isn 't a new one, however it recently has been getting much more attention than it previously had. It is for this reason that I have decided to focus on the topic of migration, borders, and the refugee crisis. In “Refugee crisis a 'European problem” Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras has stated that despite French Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve’s, claim that “the EU cannot bear a migrant influx the size of last year 's in 2016”, Greece will indeed hold up to its commitments regarding the influx of refugees into the EU and urged others to do the same.
In his talks with both Cazeneuve and German minister Thomas de Maiziere, Tsipras has made clear that his main priority is the creation of “screening centers, or hot spots, for migrants and refugees on the Aegean islands” insisting “that the refugee crisis is a European problem and that the number of lives being lost in the Aegean amid the migrant tide from Turkey is unspeakable.” These hotspots or screening centers however, don 't seem to be the answer people are looking for. While it is said to be the fairest for countries and the refugees, Didian Fassin, author of Hotspots:…

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