Austria to automatically deny asylum to all migrants who arrive in Europe with the help of smugglers.
* This model should be adopted by all the European nation states. If followed, and combined with swift deportations, this would send a strong message to the smugglers, internal traffickers and illegal migrants.
– All migrants who arrive in Europe with the help of human traffickers will be automatically denied asylum in Austria, under new plans revealed by its Interior Minister today.
Austrian Interior Minister Herbert Kickl, a member of the Freedom Party of Austria (FPO), said his plans aim to punish migrants using smugglers by handing down an automatic negative asylum decision.
Sebastian Kurz said that it was a mistake that the continent of Africa had been given the impression that ‘these people can get through to Europe’.
* This is a great first step but needs to be supplemented with ongoing deportations. It was a colossal mistake to grant entry to millions of unknown migrants from violent regions and cultures. The second step must involve an EU-wide permanent mechanism to deport the illegals outside of Europe.
Any aid to Africa must be tied to agreements to take back their migrants. The leaders of Africa cannot just accept money; they must start doing their part as well.
Open-entry has been a failure and it’s negative effects have been felt across Europe. The status-quo is unacceptable. One cannot manage illegal migration.
Denying entry combined with swift deportations is a message that Europe must send.