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Migrants Continue To Arrive In Munich

Migrants who had arrived on a chartered train from Munich wait to board buses to take them into Berlin at Schoenefeld train station on September 10, 2015. Thousands of migrants are currently arriving in Germany daily, most of them via trains from Austria and the Balkans. Germany is expecting to receive 800,000 asylum-applicants this year.  (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Migrants who had arrived on a chartered train from Munich wait to board buses to take them into Berlin at Schoenefeld train station on September 10, 2015. Thousands of migrants are currently arriving in Germany daily, most of them via trains from Austria and the Balkans. Germany is expecting to receive 800,000 asylum-applicants this year. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Thousands of refugees have crossed into Hungary in the last 24 hours, and police are struggling to deal with the influx. Many of the migrants are fleeing conflict in Syria and Libya and their ideal destination is Germany, a country with more liberal asylum laws.

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with BBC’s Ben James, who rode one of the trains full of refugees from Budapest through Austria into Germany.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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