EASTERN EUROPE Slovenia: Citizen defense force formed to stop illegal migration
Citizens in the small central European state of Slovenia have formed a civil defense force to put a stop to illegal migrants entering their country from Croatia.
The Balkan route for migrants heading north from Turkey and Greece into Germany is well-known. However, thanks to Hungary's national populist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the classic Balkan route which starts from Turkey or Greece, goes through Serbia, and then into Hungary has been sealed off.
'Replacement Migration', as the United Nation puts it, now comes mainly comes through Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, and Austria. This is the alternative route that's been established for illegal migrants to gain entry to Western and Northern Europe's welfare states.
But patriotic Slovenian citizens have come together to stop the relentless flow of illegal migration. The group of concerned citizens has formed a civil defense union to help the Slovenian army capture illegal migrants who're trying to make their way through the country, Euronews reports.