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More refugees arrive in Tyrol from Italy

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More refugees arrive in Tyrol from Italy
A group of refugees. File photo: APA
08:03 CEST+02:00
Tyrolean police discovered a group of 28 refugees arriving via train from Italy on Sunday afternoon.

The migrants included people from Syria, Palestine, Eritrea and Sudan.  The group included several children.

Police have reported that refugees are being intercepted almost on a daily basis arriving from Italy, which is in most cases their first country of arrival within the EU.

Under the terms of the Dublin II Regulation which codifies EU law on the matter, refugees must be dealt with in the country in which they first arrive for processing.  This means that refugees who cross the border are returned to Italy for further processing.

On Saturday, 26 refugees from Syria and Iraq were intercepted coming through the Bremmer pass.  The day before that, 43 refugees were discovered, including people from Syria and Eritrea.

The constant waves of incoming refugees has triggered extensive political discussions over the possibility of implementing internal borders within the EU, as some politicians -- especially those from the far right -- are arguing that the Schengen system is not fit for purpose.

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