Germans Want Restrictions in Asylum Laws Stream of East European Refugees Fills Shelters, Spurs Attacks by Worried Germans
Francine S. Kiefer, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
GERMANY is discovering the downside of open borders in Europe.
Thousands of East Europeans, mostly Romanians and Bulgarians, are camping out just beyond Germany's eastern frontier, waiting for a chance to slip into the land of prosperity.
It is the scene of a nightly cat-and-mouse game between German border guards and determined illegal migrants who wade from Poland across the Neisse River or scramble over the mountains from Czechoslovakia.
Two hundred extra border guards, as well as helicopters and boats, have been sent to the area. But if the migrants know to utter the magic word "asyl" when they are caught, they are sent on to a refugee camp in eastern …
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Publication information: Article title: Germans Want Restrictions in Asylum Laws Stream of East European Refugees Fills Shelters, Spurs Attacks by Worried Germans. Contributors: Francine S. Kiefer, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: August 15, 1991. Page number: 5. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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