Challenge to Europe: The Growing Refugee Crisis, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, November 4, 2015 [open pdf - 802KB]
This is the November 4, 2015 hearing on "Challenge to Europe: The Growing Refugee Crisis," held before the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives. From the opening statement of Dana Rohrabacher: "The topic of this afternoon's hearing is a massive and increasing tide of asylum seekers, economic vibrance, stateless persons, and displaced people who have been and continue to enter Europe as we have seen, all seen, in the videos and news reports. Migrants fleeing to Europe, they have been an issue of humanitarian concern for several years, but a wave of immigration erupted into a tsunami this summer, when the German Government announced it would ignore the Dublin rules and accept all Syrian refugees that made it to the German border. That announcement opened the gates for a flow of people to move from North Africa, the Middle East, and even Asia to transit through Greece, Turkey, the Balkans, and northward into Europe. With some notable exceptions, countries have simply facilitated the movement of migrants through their territory as quickly as possible, sometimes working to register the asylum seekers and sometimes not." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gary Shiffman and V. Bradley Lewis.
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