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
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.