That simply means fingerprinting individuals, registering them and processing migration papers; that begins a process which could see the individuals accepted by Hungary or returned to their homeland-but the people do not want either option.
By behaving this way the Hungarian authorities are following the letter of E.U. law. Refugees and migrants should be assessed then accepted or rejected at the first E.U. country they reach. But as the Hungarian P.M. said earlier Thursday the refugees do not want to stay in Hungary; they want to go to Germany and that in his words makes it a German problem.
Later Thursday Aljazeera reports the PM as saying "his country does not want to take in large numbers of Muslims."
Footage of police trying to forcibly remove refugees from the train sent shockwaves around Europe and in some ways had echoes of Nazi death trains. Yes the people were only to be taken to refugee camps but the force used and heavy police presence added a sinister touch.
A stand off between police and refugees, now back on the train, began.
In the U.K. and in Europe P.M. David Cameron has been criticised for refusing to take more refugees into the U.K.
But the refugees are by and large from non-E.U. countries and it is a global crisis.
As such it needs a global response and western countries outside of the E.U. to also step up to the mark.
Aylan Kurdi and his family reportedly took the perilous boat journey across to the Greek Island of Kos when their application for asylum in Canada was turned down. They made a desperate decision which cost Aylan, his brother and his mother their lives.
Thursday Canada’s immigration minister Chris Alexander suspended his re-election campaign to investigate why their application was rejected.
According to the Independent "Relatives said the Canadian immigration department rejected their application in June, forcing them to leave Turkey on a smugglers’ boat that sank, drowning three-year-old Aylan with his mother, brother and at least nine other refugees." (a later report claims it was the child's uncle seeking asylum and says "The Canadian government confirmed Mohammed Kurdi’s family refugee application was turned down because it failed to meet requirements for refugee status recognition. It also confirmed it received no application for Abdullah Kurdi and his young family.")
Yes it is a global problem and it needs a global solution.
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