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EU Admits: Nearly All “Refugees” Currently Bombarding Europe Are Economic Migrants

EU officials have reportedly acknowledged that the most recent wave of migration from Africa was “clearly and manifestly about economic migrants,” stating said migrants had no right to “enter European soil.”

According to The Express, European Council President Donald Tusk said in a letter to the EU heads of state in a letter that “illegal arrivals” into Italy have risen by 26% over the last year.

Tusk urged the leaders to approve more money for the Libyan Coastguard with the intent to train and equip them more efficiently.

According to The Express, the Eurocrats want the Libyans to take over the entire search and rescue operation of the Mediterranean as they believe this is the only way to break up the smuggling gangs.

If this is followed through, it will mean that migrants rescued in that area would be taken back to North Africa rather than being allowed entry to Europe, which is what happens currently if they’re rescued by a vessel flying the EU flag.

EU leaders also want to increase the rate of deportations for failed asylum seekers in an attempt to dissuade more migrants from arriving on the continent.

A rescue ship carrying African migrants. (Image via Boston.com/AP Photo/EFE/Manuel Lerida)

When quizzed about why Tusk’s letter used the term “illegal immigrants” rather than “asylum seekers” while speaking to the press on Wednesday, a top diplomat gave the honest answer.

“In most of the cases, and that is actually the case on the central Mediterranean route, we’re talking clearly and manifestly about economic migrants,” he said according to The Express.

“They get to Europe illegally, they do not have any documents which would allow them to enter the European soil.”

The shift in language from “irregular” migrants to “illegal” suggests that the EU is committing to a harder stance on the subject of immigration and deportation.

“What Tusk stressed is the importance of looking at the rate of returns. This is somewhere where the progress still hasn’t been sufficient,” the official said on Wednesday.

“If there’s no effective return policy then we don’t have effective instruments to counteract pull factors.”

“They could be our most important ally on the central Mediterranean route and we should make everything we can so that they work robustly against the smugglers and clearly on our side,” the official said on the subject of Libya being the bloc’s “biggest ally in the central Mediterranean.”

“We would be in a different place if the Libyan coastguard were more efficient, and if more of the burden to save people’s lives on the Mediterranean was on the Libyan coastguard rather than on the vessels with European flags,” he added.

African migrants aboard a Royal Navy warship. (Image via The Daily Mail)

Around 1.6 million migrants have landed on the shores of Europe in the past two-and-a-half years, according to The Express.

In 2015, the first large wave contained mostly Syrians and Iraqis fleeing war in the Middle East, with most of them entering the EU through the Greek islands.

Since a deal was made with Turkey to shut down that route of travel, migrants from North and Sub-Saharan Africa have been using the crossing between Libya and Italy to enter the EU. Smuggling gangs operate in the area in unseaworthy vessels, knowing that if anything goes wrong it does not matter as long as they leave Libyan waters.

Sources:
The Express
The Daily Mail
Boston.com
Base Featured Image via Boston.com/BEN BORG CARDONA/AFP/Getty Images)

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. DaisyToo

    June 24, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Big deal, Europe admits the obvious. Refugees? Where are the women and children? Oh, that’s right, they don’t matter.

  2. Shadowfax

    June 24, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    ‘EU leaders also want to increase the rate of deportations…’
    I’ll believe it when I see it. Which translates to ‘when hell freezes over’.
    O wait, isn’t there an election in Germany come autumn? Of course, no connection there whatsoever…

  3. Piotr Rybak

    June 24, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Tusk is a rotten traitor, I wouldn’t take anything he says at face value. Somehow, he has an agenda to fuck the EU over, its a given.

  4. Lbt

    June 24, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    That’s what happens when you give them internet access, they get aspirations that people like Soros take advantage of.

    If you want to live in the west you denounce your religion and culture and assimilate 100%.

    Multiculturalism is Cultural Genocide.

    Genosuicide, the self-willed extinction of a people.

  5. kamenetz

    June 24, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    What’s needed are U-Boat wolf packs in the Med and sink all these rickety boats

  6. Joe Shmoe

    June 25, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Hey, maybe if Killary, Barry and NATO did not destroy Libya’s government this wouldn’t have happened? “We need more help from Libyan coast guard…”. Go ask the yahoos you put in charge of Libya for help.

  7. Sid Whittaker

    July 30, 2017 at 10:07 am

    If you don’t like the corrupt African country you live in…stay there and do something about it…
    Ok so thousands are dying… and???
    Millions died to make Europe what it is today… They all seem to forget that…
    Our ancestors fought and died whilst fighting to overthrow our own corrupt kings and queens and militaries.
    They must do the same…ffs

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