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Poland's Refugee Crisis in Waiting

In a major departure from its behavior as recently as last fall, Poland's semi-authoritarian government has been taking in all refugees from Ukraine and providing them with work permits, health care, education, and other services. But the question is whether this can be sustained, and at what price.

WARSAW – When US President Joe Biden comes to Poland on March 25, he may decide to visit the main hall of the Warsaw Central Railway Station, which is just across the street from the Marriott where American leaders usually stay. Although the hall is full of mothers with children – refugees from Ukraine, part of the largest migration crisis in postwar European history – it is surprisingly quiet. Exhausted, traumatized, and frightened, few cry.