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Should refugees seeking asylum in Europe be distributed among EU member states according to a quota?
A quota system is unenforceable due to the
lack of border control
between most EU countries. Regardless of the EU country a refugee is given asylum in, they can travel to any other EU country easily.
Many refugees that were granted asylum in Portugal have since
left the country
behind to live illegally in other EU countries.
Attempts to fence borders in Eastern Europe along with the closure of the
has not reduced the migration flow. Instead, it forces migrants to seek more dangerous routes to Central Europe.
With no permanent border controls between Schengen countries,
control is crucial for all EU countries in Europe. Schengen members rely on the quality of border checks and surveillance carried out by other EU countries.
Not all EU countries are members of the Schengen Agreement, thus a few of them do have border control.
People granted refugee status in an EU country can only get the legal right to move freely between most other EU countries if they have been living in their country of asylum "legally and continuously"
for five years
has secured its borders with a €1 billion fence, thus proving arguments wrong that migration is impossible to stop at borders.