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Refugees Face Fences and Force in 'Prison-Like' European Hotspots


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Refugees Face Fences and Force in 'Prison-Like' European Hotspots

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

So-called refugee "hotspots"—touted by European leaders as a key strategy to deal with the ever-growing influx of people seeking to escape war and poverty in their home countries—are being described as "prison-like," raising fresh concerns about the humanitarian dimension of the crisis.


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Talk about the law of unintended consequences. Britain and the EU had been paying Gaddaffi to keep migrants from using Libya as a place of demarcation. With him no longer around, it is one of the hotspots for coyote's to smuggle them over to Italy.


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