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Saturday, October 02, 2004

Upside down

The subject of immigration has been rising inexorably for the last few years, changing from the unspoken subject to become a major discussion issue. As such it has gained prominence in EU discussions of all kinds. Now the EU is preparing to process asylum seekers before they reach Europe.

EU to hold asylum seekers in N Africa EU justice ministers backed proposals by the European Commission for five pilot projects in Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia to handle refugee applications. Civil rights groups have attacked the scheme as a step towards holding camps in buffer states outside Europe. They fear that the EU is trying to sub-contract its immigration and asylum policy to countries beyond proper scrutiny.
One of the things that has puzzled me about immigration is our apparent inability to choose hwo can and can't stay. Those whose appeals fail still stay in the country they have no right to be in. This is undoubtedly the most significant reason why indigenous Europeans have become so stridently anti-immigration. So I have a suggestion. Do away with the human rights legislation that stops us from throwing out wasters and terrorists and we no longer have to deal with immigrants as if they were a plague. But no, that would be too logical.

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