I have recently done a lot of research on the current Syrian immigration crisis and how the European Union is dealing with it as well as what international help they are requesting/receiving. I know that the Dublin Convention has played a large part in EU immigration policy and recently the EU passed a redistribution plan that required all EU member states to participate. I'm hoping to gain a little more insight in to the matter. My questions are:
1) What policies does the EU have in place that is influencing how they are handling the Syrian migration crisis?
2) How are international countries helping the EU with this situation?
3) How has the passing of the redistribution plan divided the EU member states?
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On 24th August 2015, article 17 of Dublin III regulations, Germany suspended the general procedures relating to Syrian refugees and to process their asylum applications directly. The change in the German policy led to an influx of refugees to Germany. Also, the policy of Hungary to allow migrants in Hungary to enter Germany encouraged the immigrants. There is a feeling that Germany imposed its immigration policy on the rest of the EU unilaterally.
International countries are helping this international crisis in a guarded manner. Countries such as Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain have given money to refugee relief initiatives. However, these countries have refused to take in any refugees. The UK has offered to take in 20,000 Syrian refugees over five years. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have criticizes the funding of search and rescue operations by the EU. ...
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