The humanitarian crisis, which, due to the Arab Spring and Civil War in Syria, forced the citizens of Syria and other war zones in the Middle East to flee, reached the borders of Europe with the greatest intensity in 2015. The initial response of the authorities was based on a consistent implementation of the contingency plan and the distinction between migrants and refugees, while the idea of establishing a corridor that would allow crossing the border for all refugees, was at first rejected. Initially, with actual then the legal measures, the government tightened its asylum policy and made it difficult to gain access to international protection. In the name of preventing the emergence of a humanitarian crisis on the territory of Slovenia, the government adopted a measure to set up technical barriers at the border, supplement the Defense Act and made changes to asylum legislation. Non-governmental organizations have always warned against the inconsistency of these measures, and the conflicts with national and European asylum legislation, as well as legal documents in the field of human rights. The situation was overall perceived as a security threat. During the entire period of Slovenia's participation in the Balkan migration route, the media and political discourse also played a key role in the creation of images of migrants and migrations in the Slovene public. The Slovenian political strategy, which focused primarily on the implementation of successful securitization measures, was fully in line with the Slovenian structures of refugees, as shown in the media, as a security, economic and cultural threat that needs to be controlled.