More than 200,000 refugees this year have fled their homes in the Middle East and Africa to resettle in Europe. And some 2,500 have already died in 2016 attempting to cross the Mediterranean. This hour, we’ll talk about the current state of the migrant crisis in Europe – and about how these asylum seekers can be better served – with James Hollifield, public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and director of the Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU.
In this Sept. 2, 2015 file photo, lifeless body of 3-year–old Syrian migrant boy, Aylan Kurdi, lies on the sea shore, near the beach of Aegean resort of Bodrum, Turkey. Aylan with members of his family fled the war in Syria and died on the final stretch of the arduous journey to safety in Europe when the overcrowded rubber dinghy he was in capsized after leaving Turkey. His mother and five-year-old brother also died that day. Zergun Dincer/Depo Photos via AP