German Chancellor Angela Merkel Agrees To Build Migrant Border Camps

This comes after Germany's interior minister and head of the Bavarian Christian Social Union party threatened to quit over Merkel's policies.
Posted at 8:04 AM, Jul 03, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed to build migrant border camps and tighten up her country's border with Austria.

This comes after Germany's interior minister and head of Bavaria's Christian Social Union party Horst Seehofer threatened to quit both positions over Merkel's migration policies. 

Merkel has supported free movement across Europe but has been facing pressure to limit that movement. 

Last week, Merkel met with other European leaders and agreed to start limiting migrant asylum seekers' movement around Europe — called "secondary migration." 

But Seehofer said that agreement wasn't tough enough. He's called for Germany to turn away migrants who have already been denied asylum in Germany or have previously sought asylum elsewhere in Europe. 

Seehofer and Merkel's agreement Monday would establish camps where arriving migrants would be screened to determine whether they'd sought asylum elsewhere in the EU. Those who had would be turned away. 

The agreement still needs the approval of the Social Democrats.