Arresting smugglers do little if the illegals are allowed to stay.
Italian authorities arrest three suspected migrant smugglers at the border.
After the illegals were found, the authorities began identification procedures for those requesting ‘international protection’.
What a great deterrent! 🤨
For the thousandth time 😉, apprehending the smugglers while permitting the illegals that pay big money for their services to stay is akin to chasing one’s own tail.
It’s futile unless the illegals are deported out of Europe as well. New smuggles (some illegals themselves) will always be available as long as the demand is strong.
But how does one curtail this demand if the illegals are rewarded (stay in the EU) for their investment? As one can clearly see, the illegals will keep paying for “their journey” if they have no fear of being sent back.
Instead, why not send a strong message to others not to come by sending them home without a refund? This is how one cuts the demand and bankrupts the business model of the smugglers.
Any person using the services of smugglers or NGOs to enter the EU illegally should forfeit the ability to apply for asylum and be sent home swiftly.
It would also help to slash benefits instead of offering an attractive welcome culture.