Saturday, August 29, 2015

Why can Spain control its borders and Italy and Greece cannot?

Very interesting graph by the New York Times about the European "migrant" (by which they mean refugees, displaced persons and asylum seekers) crisis:  https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/637677847046410240/photo/1

Note, the United Kingdom is shown as flat-lining, which is not accurate - in the last 12 months the United Kingdom took in 330,000 economic refugees, economic displaced persons and economic asylum seekers.

But notice that Spain is also flat-lining.  And yet Spain is a front-line Mediterranean country.  Why can Spain control its borders and Italy and Greece cannot?

More about the United Kingdom figures:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34071492

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