European Court of Justice: EU Member States May not Imprison Undocumented Refugees

European Court of Justice made a decision according to which EU member states may not imprison undocumented refugees and migrants for merely entering the Schengen zone, EuroNews reports.

Under the EU rules, non-EU nationals can only be imprisoned if they’ve already been given a deportation order and have refused to go.

The court’s opinion came after the case of a woman from Ghana who was caught by French police on a coach from Belgium to London using somebody else’s passport.