Despite all of its talk of deportation, the EU has a dismal record (5%) of sending migrants back to Africa.
This, and not resettlement, must be the main focus.
– Consider this (from a left wing, open-border source): “Europe’s success rate in returning migrants to Africa is small. In 2017, 9,235 of 189,545 (5%) returns were to sub-Saharan African countries. These countries have only a 9% return rate compared to 36% overall (mostly inner-Europe, Balkans) and are trending downward. The number of return decisions issued to West African migrants increased by 80% in 2018 (40,000) but only 5,200 cases were effective.
The EU has the financial leverage and the means to facilitate returns to Africa…but the will is lacking. The EU holds summit after summit, but when have they focused on establishing a permanent mechanism to deport the migrants OUTSIDE of Europe? The debate must change in Brussels.