Political theory has been reduced to a Manichean choice: either universalist human rights liberalism, shorn of any particular attachments (except during the Olympics) or expansionary, genocidal, blood and soil nationalism.
A misinformed ideal of humanitarianism has American and European ruling parties recklessly pushing open borders without considering the costs or long-term consequences—not just for the host country but also for the mass influx of immigrants.
The presence of such weapons in Ceuta, combined with the ever-looming threat of a massive influx of illegal migrants, contributes to a state of ongoing tension in a city upon which Morocco appears to have designs.
By submitting a statement to be voted on in congress, VOX is forcing the ruling socialists to decide between agreeing that their government has a responsibility to secure the nation’s borders, and appeasing their radical coalition partners.
Frontex says its new system will “centralize and store information on external borders crossings, including the non-EU traveller’s name, travel document, biometric data . . . and the date, time and place of entry or exit, in full respect of fundamental rights and data protection.”
In January, Italy’s so-called ‘technocratic government,’ led by Mario Draghi, the former head of the European Central Bank, oversaw the arrival of more than 3,000 illegal migrants, an increase of nearly threefold compared to figures recorded last January.
Well over half of the newly arrived illegal migrants (1,200) landed on the Canary Islands, while another 650 additional migrants landed on the Balearic Islands and in municipalities in Andalusia, like the coastal cities of Almería and Cádi.
Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania, as well as other countries like Greece, are the gatekeepers of Europe, protecting their neighbours from a destabilising foreign influx. Their governments continually face hard choices but are steadfast in their commitment. There can be no compromises with extortionists.
Archbishop Wojciech Polak said he ready to take the migrants into his diocese. “But the admission itself is not enough. We need a far-reaching, wide-ranging system of assistance that would enable them to find each other, integrate, and function in a new place.”
On December 24th a migrant boat capsized in the Aegean Sea. It was the third accident involving migrants in Greek waters in less than a month, bringing the death toll of the three sinkings to 27. Three suspected smugglers were also arrested.