Thousands more are expected.
Nearly all are young males.
Slovenia requested police support from the European Union to regulate the invasion. "A European Commission sources said Austria, Germany, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland offered to send police reinforcements," Reuters reported.
•The mainstream Marxist media originally referred to the insurgents as "refugees," but were compelled to change the nomenclature to "migrants" after multiple alternative media venues reported the masses were, for the most part, not from Syria.
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More than 12,000 migrants have crossed into Slovenia in the last 24 hours and thousands more are expected, prompting authorities to ask the rest of the European Union for help dealing with the flood of people.
Slovenia has asked the EU for police to help regulate the flow coming from Croatia, Interior Minister Vesna Gyorkos Znidar told TV Slovenia.
A European Commission sources said Austria, Germany, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland offered to send police reinforcements.
"The European Commission stands ready should Slovenia request emergency funding. We are standing by Slovenia in these difficult moments, Slovenia is not alone," EU's migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said after meeting Gyorkos Znidar.
Croatia also decided on Thursday to seek international help, the news agency Hina reported. The government said it will ask for blankets, winter tents, beds and containers. Since mid-September, 217,000 refugees have entered Croatia.
Migrants began streaming into Slovenia last Friday, when Hungary closed its border with Croatia. Before then, they were heading for Hungary - a member of Europe's Schengen zone of visa-free travel - and then north and west to Austria and Germany. Sealing the border diverted them to Slovenia, which is also a member of the Schengen zone.
The daily cost of handling migrants was costing the former Yugoslav Republic 770,000 euros ($856,000)a day, Gyorkos Znidar said.
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