Greece Begins Sending Migrants Back To Turkey Under Controversial Deal
Over 200 migrants were deported to Turkey on Monday morning as part of the country's new deal with the European Union.By Ryan Biek | April 4, 2016
Greece has deported its first group of migrants back to Turkey under a controversial new EU plan.
Many of the migrants in Greece crossed into Europe through Turkey via the so-called Mediterranean route. Over 200 of those migrants were sent back to Turkey on Monday morning.
But none of those migrants had claimed refugee status. Under the new deal, illegal immigrants who do not apply for asylum in Greece, or have their application rejected, will be deported.