Deportation Of Migrants Starts Today

April 4, 2016 4:21 AM

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Deportation Of Migrants Starts Today

Athens, Greece — An agreement between the European Union and Turkey to deport migrants currently on Greek islands back to the Turkish mainland is to take effect this morning, but the operation is threatened by a shortage of personnel.

Frontex, the EU’s border management agency, is responsible for the implementation of the deal, but has less than one-tenth of the 2,300 officers that it needs to do the job. The agency relies on the EU’s 28 member states to provide translators and other officials to process asylum-seekers, but these...

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