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Europe’s Options on Mediterranean Immigrants: Bad and Worse
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  • Suzyqpie

    Has anyone ever heard of any concern for these people, presumably their brethren, from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, or Qatar? No they have no concern for the welfare of their brethren because Muslims expect “someone else” to do the heavy lifting. They say, de facto, “We will keep our money, consume your own, thank you very much.” Operative words – accommodating them, potentially unsustainable.

  • Rick Johnson

    I wouldn’t be using the words ‘fleeing oppression’ so loosely. Australia has managed to get its borders under control again following the disaster that was the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd imbroglio that was responsible for at least 1200 deaths at sea. What was very apparent is that many of those who claimed to be ‘refugees fleeing oppression’ where people who wished to come to Australia to enjoy a better life and the generous welfare state. Many of these people had the money to fly from the Middle East to Indonesia, then paying Indonesian business people large sums of money to be loaded onto a rickety boat and setting sail for Australian territory just off the Indonesian coast.

    These people are often referred to as economic refugees. Life in their home country is crap, but they aren’t suffering from oppression that would justify taking them in as genuine refugees.

    Also, they are clogging up the refugee processing system, which makes it harder to process genuine refugees fleeing actual oppression.

  • Pete

    ‘What do you do when hundreds of thousands of immigrants start to flee north to your country from collapsing states and murderous gangs, taking life-threatening risks to do so?’

    You send them back — otherwise there will be a million of them coming for the handouts.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    All illegal aliens must be returned to their country, there can be no exceptions. How can the failed states ever recover if all those that want something better for themselves and their families are allowed to leave? The ambitious must be required to improve their own countries, in order to improve their own condition. This allowing people to leave rather than fight for their own well being is very similar to the so called “Brain Drain” that America used to be accused of. Those willing to risk their lives leaving would be equally willing to risk their lives to make things better if they see no alternative. It is said that it only takes 1% of a population willing to fight in order to have a revolution. We should encourage revolutions in all the Islamic hell holes of the middle-east and north Africa, and a revolution in Mexico and points south would be a good thing as well.

  • mdmusterstone

    So people put themselves at risk and others feel hostage to
    their well being and provide aid that encourages others to put themselves at
    risk until the help providers are overwhelmed. Sounds like to me that no one in Europe has any ba!!s or brains but they sure know how to whine.

    • Corlyss

      Agreed. That’s been established for some time now, most notably since 1989.

  • Corlyss

    The EU needs to stop this foolishness. All they are doing is incentivizing the desperate and the reckless to come make a 3rd world out of EU. The EU governments can’t take care of their own much longer because of their addiction to regulations and unemployment to control inflation and statism and “taking care” of those increasingly unable to care for themselves.

    The UN might labor under the misimpression that rescuing the downtrodden from “oppression” is the obligation of post-Colonial Western nations, but that’s no reason follow the UN down that rabbit hole. The UN is not accountable to anybody for anything. If it weren’t run by a succession of ingrown pols from former colonies and guilt-ridden white liberals whoring after a redistributionist model, it might be able to make some small constructive inroads into poverty that drives the immigrants. Until such time, the EU should not take its cues from the UN.

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