Political and economic instability in North Africa is driving a renewed surge of migrants into Europe. Italy has been particularly brutalized. Over 44,000 asylum seekers have swarmed into the country this year. Desperate E.U. leaders are now considering taking control of the Libya border.
Italy has poured massive resources into trying to protect its shores from encroachment by migrants, yet the campaign failed. Record numbers of people are fleeing Africa. Despite being warned of the danger of the journey, and the uncertainty of sustenance when they arrive, tens of thousands of people are still willing to risk their lives.
Europe’s morale is flagging under the stress of hosting over one million angry, homeless asylum seekers. Clashes continually…
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