13,000 poor and destitute migrants flooded into Munich in one day.
The Daily Mail reported:
Germany’s open-door policy to refugees appeared to be unravelling tonight following the country’s reinstatement of border controls to curb the overwhelming influx of migrants.
Europe’s top economy halted all trains from Austria and, in an historic move, temporarily suspended the open borders Schengen Agreement in response to the arrival of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in recent days.
The decision marks a dramatic shift away from the current abolishment of passport checks throughout Europe’s Schengen zone.
Some 13,015 refugees arrived in Munich yesterday alone and 1,400 more are expected to reach the city today.
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said: ‘At this moment Germany is temporarily introducing border controls again along [the EU’s] internal borders. The focus will be on the border to Austria at first.
‘The aim of these measures is to limit the current inflows to Germany and to return to orderly procedures when people enter the country.
Mr de Maiziere added: ‘This step has become necessary. The great readiness to help that Germany has shown in recent weeks… must not be overstretched.’
By shutting border with Austria, is clear that German government have realised the scale of their error. Schengen surely can't survive now.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) September 13, 2015