MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Bulgarian border police backed by riot police are searching for undocumented migrants across the country, in particular in the capital of Sofia.
"This is a part of our approach to deal with the pressure of migration. Not only guarding the border, but also checking the registration of identified illegal immigrants in the country [in order] to be able to master the entire flow [of immigrants]," Bulgarian Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova explained to Bulgarian National Television.
Bulgaria has been fighting illegal migration from the very beginning of the refugee crisis. It is constructing a barbed wire fence on its borders with Turkey and Greece. Bulgaria will begin returning undocumented migrants to Turkey under EU-Ankara deal starting June 1.