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ZDF - Tension on the border with Belarus

As the situation on the border between Poland and Belarus continues to worsen, Policy Fellow Lucas Rasche speaks on the next steps for the EU in the resolution of this crisis. 

Despite the 15,000 border guards and fences, many of the migrants entering Poland via Belarus have been sent back across the border before filing for asylum. Lucas Rasche warns that there is "the danger that international and EU law will be broken," as collective explusion and refoulement are both prohibited under law. This means that each migrant must be given an individual investigation into their circumstances before being deported, and they cannot be refouled to a country where their lives would be in danger. 

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