23 Migrants From Iraq Stopped by German Police Near Polish Border

German police arrested 23 Iraqi immigrants, including children, who were caught at the border between Poland and Germany.

In addition, German police officers stressed that two of the people arrested on suspicion of human smuggling were Syrian nationals, according to TheSchengen.com.

According to German broadcaster MDR, the truck carrying migrants was stopped on the B115 road.

Border controls between Germany and Poland increased after more migrants arrived in Poland from Belarus in order to reach Germany.

In addition, on October 31, another 15 migrants were discovered in a car by Ebersbach, MDR reported, while the origin of the migrants remains unclear.

Recently, German Interior Minister, Horst Seehofer, confirmed that hundreds of police officers are currently protecting the German-Polish border after receiving an influx of migrants from Belarus.

Seehofer noted that “hundreds of officers are working day and night,” stressing that “if necessary, I am ready to reinforce them even more.”

“I am convinced, in the spirit of the European idea, that we must know who is coming to us. Therefore, it is legitimate to protect the external borders in such a way as to prevent undetected border crossings.

Due to the recent increase in the number of immigrants, Poland, as well as Lithuania and Latvia, declared states of emergency on its common border with Belarus.

In this regard, TheSchengen.com recently reported that during the second day of the EU leaders summit held in Brussels, EU leaders accused Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of causing unrest within the region.

In addition, the number of people who attempted to cross the border between Poland and Belarus illegally, was reported to have seen a significant increase during the second week of October. During the same period, 700 people tried to cross the Polish-Belarusian border in just one day.

Authorities in Hungary have also reported an increase in the number of people trying to reach this country illegally. According to the authorities in the territory of Central Europe, the number of attempts to cross the border illegally, on average per day in Hungary, is 319 compared to 97, recorded during the same period one year ago.

In order to help manage the current influx of migrants, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, Gergeli Golias, called on the authorities in the European Union to help them cover at least one part of the country’s border fence.

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