Migrants or refugees
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"A migrant is somebody who chooses to go to another country, they want a better job, education, or to unite their family," she said. "They can choose to go back to their own country and have protection from their government, whereas refugees are literally running for their lives."
To date Germany has taken in the most refugees registering over 450,000 this year alone. Austria closed the train line to Hungary because there were so many refugees on the rail that there was massive congestion. The islands of Greece have been overwhelmed, as well as Italy. It is those countries closest to the crisis that have been most taxed but as the refugees struggle through those countries northward other lands such as Denmark, and Sweden are faced with the question too of how many refugees to assist.
Some people in those countries are reaching out them, such as my friends in Southern Sweden who are helping to welcome the refugees, others just want them to move along. Denmark will be tightening restrictions on asylum seekers they announced. Danish Minister Inger Stojberg is quoted as saying: