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VIEWPOINT: Europe’s migration crisis: An American perspective

Author(s): Philip L. Martin
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Economy, Geography, Regional studies, Nationalism Studies, Migration Studies, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: migration crisis; policy; American perspective; integration;

Summary/Abstract: The European Union’s 28 member nations received over 1.2 million asylum seekers in 2015, including 1.1 million in Germany and over 150,000 in Sweden. The US, by comparison, has been receiving 75,000 asylum applications a year. One reason for the upsurge in asylum applicants is that German Chancellor Angela Merkel in August 2015 announced that Syrians could apply for asylum in Germany even if they passed through safe countries en route. The challenges of integrating asylum seekers are becoming clearer, prompting talk of reducing the influx, reforming EU institutions, and integrating migrants.

  • Issue Year: 3/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 121-134
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Turkish