Why Human Rights Groups Oppose The EU-Turkey Refugee Deal
The European Union and Turkey have a deal to send back refugees and migrants who don't have legal papers, but human rights groups don't like the plan.By Melissa Prax | March 19, 2016
A new deal will send back some of the Europe-bound refugees and migrants crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece. But human rights groups say it creates problems.
International Organization for Migration said from the start of the year to March 17 alone, nearly 144,000 migrants and refugees made it to the Greek islands.
The European Union and Turkey made the deal, which goes into effect Sunday. It aims to reduce the number of refugees pouring into Greece without legal papers.