This past November, Slovenia, an area of passport-free travel as a member of Schengen states in Europe declared that only those fleeing conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria will have grant access to enter her country. All others deemed “economic migrants” would be sent back.
This policy left a group of Pakistanis, Moroccans and Iranians stranded. They took to blocking rail traffic as a measure to demand passage into Europe. This growing number of refugees are stranded in tents and around camp fires with winter approaching. Some of those left stranded include mothers and children.
Rights groups have questioned the policy, warning asylum should be granted on merit, not on the basis of nationality.
The response hasn’t been really supportive seeing as commenters have urged immigrants to go back to their country and fight instead of running away like a sissy dog.
Do you think it’s an extreme move to go to such extent as stitching one’s lips as a form of protest?
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