The EU's Refugee Bargain With Turkey Comes At A High Price
The plan could help curb illegal migration from Turkey to the EU, but critics say it puts refugees' rights at risk.By Matt Picht | March 8, 2016
The European Union is once again leaning on its uneasy alliance with Turkey to help curb the ongoing refugee crisis. The two sides have reached a tentative agreement designed to cut down on illegal migration.
If it works, the new plan could add some much-needed regulation to the incoming flow of migrants and asylum seekers and make it easier to find solutions to the crisis. But human rights advocates are worried the rights of refugees might be sacrificed in the process.
The proposal would allow EU countries to deport anyone who makes the dangerous ocean crossing from Turkey into Greece. But for every person sent back, European countries would have to admit a refugee from Turkey's refugee camps in return.