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Syrian migrants cross under a fence as they enter Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, Aug. 27. Hungary made plans on Wednesday to reinforce its southern border. (Reuters photo)

Syrian migrants cross under a fence as they enter Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, Aug. 27. Hungary made plans on Wednesday to reinforce its southern border. (Reuters photo)

Hungary — The Syrian refugee/migrant crisis that is threatening to engulf Europe and dissolve the European Union was being fought here Wednesday as the Hungarians erected a razor wire fence along their 110-mile border with Serbia in a effort to turn back the flow of humanity that has been walking into their country.
They also have been using water cannons and tear gas to discourage the immigrants.
Reacting to this action, Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said “barbed wire in Europe in the 21st Century is not an answer; it’s a threat.” Milanovic said Croatia would not seal its borders.
Since last week when Germany offered to take 800,000 refugees. Germany has since introduced border controls on their Austrian border and halted all train traffic with Austria.
On Saturday an estimated 13,000 refugees arrived at Munich’s train station, and another 1,400 arrived Sunday morning.
With this influx of people suddenly rushing into their towns Europe has been overwhelmed. With the construction of a fence between Hungary and Serbia, a fence is now reported under construction between Turkey and Bulgaria.
So far no border controls have been established by Switzerland, but the Czech Republic in reaction to Germany’s move said it would tighten border patrols..
The European Union is in a state of disarray with member countries disagreeing on the establishment of a refugee quota system. A vote was expected this week.
German officials are stressing to refugees that they cannot choose the European state that they will go to. The EU is trying to establish quotas based on the size and wealth of the European states.
So far, the United States has been tight lipped about the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe. The U.S. agreed to take 1,500 refugees this year and could take as many as 8,000 next year.
Iceland last week went on Facebook and offered 13,000 private homes to the floundering refugees who are seeking to escape camps and the Syrian civil war.
Some information for this article was found in The Guardian and from the BBC.
C.L.

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