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Slovenia Gives Army More Power Amid Migration Crisis

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    Slovenian police help migrants at the Trnovec border crossing after being stuck in cold and wet weather on October 19, 2015 in Trnovec ,Croatia. Slovenian authorities closed the border after reaching their daily quota, leaving over 1000 migrants stranded as hundreds more continue to arrive.

    The Slovenian army will have more power to help guard the border as more migrants flood into the country from Croatia, Reuters reported.

    The country’s parliament passed new legislation allowing soldiers to control borders when police aren’t present.

    Prime Minister Miro Cerar told reporters he will ask the European Union for police back-up and financial help in the ongoing migrant crisis on Wednesday.

    Opposition parties are urging the government to follow Hungary’s lead and put up a fence on Slovenia’s border with Croatia to prevent more migrants from entering.