Europe’s Refugee Dilemma

The plight of Syrian refugees evokes sympathy from Western onlookers, but the refugee crisis is less about the refugees’ crisis, and more about the dilemma Europe faces in dealing with them. It would have been politically (or ethically, based on your disposition) infeasible to keep the hundreds of thousands of beleaguered migrants stopped indefinitely at the Hungarian border. It was up to Germany, as the destination of most of the refugees, to decide how to resolve the issue.

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