Is Salvini falling into a migrant trap? Italy allows stranded migrants to disembark after deal with EU nations.
Is this setting a bad precedent by sending a message to migrants worldwide to seek Europe? Apparently it is.
This process was immediately set to repeat itself, with Salvini on Wednesday formally banning the Alan Kurdi – a rescue ship run by German charity Sea-Eye – from entering Italian waters after plucking 40 migrants from waters off Libya.
We know what happens next. 😒
As much as Salvini is resisting, it is counterproductive in the long term to allow the illegal migrants to disembark and then to be resettled in Europe. Some will even stay in Italy “under the care” of the Catholic Church…but will probably all vanish to roam Italy within months.
In this case, illegal migration is being rewarded by France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg and Portugal…and they are enabling the smugglers to carry-on.
Macron, always the opportunist desperately looking to feel important, claimed a “European solution has been found for the women and men stranded on the ship Gregoretti.”
An EU solution? Five of 28 states? It sounds like there is more solidarity against taking the migrants (23 of 28).
Without support from others to send the illegals back, Salvini can only do so much, but there can be no victory as long as the illegals are allowed to stay in Europe.
Until the necessary next step (deportation) is taken, this cycle will keep repeating itself and plays right into the hands of Brussels, which seeks to commit Europe to mass migration.
What was devised at the Malta Summit two years ago is now coming to fruition.
Unfortunately, for the EU, resettlement appears to be the preferred choice over deportation.
The consequence will be severe for the future.