Immigration

Greece Cracking Down on Illegal Immigration

The Euro crisis, officials say, is forcing Greece to step up in the front lines of illegal immigration into the European Union

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Border police jeeps hurtle along hot, dusty tracks past potato fields on their way to the river that marks the Greek-Turkish border. Sirens blaring, the convoys have been repelling wave after wave of migrants.

Greece's remote Evros region has turned into Europe's main battleground against illegal immigration; more than two-thirds of people making the clandestine journey into the European Union pass through here from neighboring Turkey.