A huge win for Europe and common sense.
Spain wins European court appeal over rapid migrant deportations from Ceuta and Melilla.
Spain still has a long way to go (it won’t mean anything unless it’s implemented on a permanent basis) and the current feminist government is an advocate of mass migration, so we are not overly optimistic until VOX assumes a role (this particular incident occurred in 2014, so the push backs in this case happened before the Socialists took over).
However, this is huge for Europe and will give Croatia and others in CEE the confidence to repel the aggressive male migrants who are forcefully trying to break through.
– The court’s grand chamber ruled that there had been no violation of two articles of the European Convention on Human Rights in a test case brought on behalf of the men, a Malian and an Ivorian.
The appeal chamber said the migrants had “placed themselves in an unlawful situation when they had deliberately attempted to enter Spain as part of a large group and at an unauthorized location, taking advantage of the group’s large numbers and using force.”
It said “they had thus chosen not to use the legal procedures which existed in order to enter Spanish territory lawfully.”
The pair crossed high border wire fences separating Melilla from Morocco in August 2014, along with a number of other migrants, but they were caught by Spanish police and immediately returned to Morocco.
😖 Insanity in action 👉 Current EU law requires any migrant arriving — regardless of the circumstances —to be transferred to mainland Spain where they can access lawyers, translators and medical personnel. Spain previously defended that their deportations were legal under an agreement signed with Morocco in 1922.
* Clearly, the EU will either change this outdated law or the nation states will just continue to openly defy and challenge this insanity. “Push backs” are a common sense and the only way to successfully defend one’s border from an advancing force aggressively trying to break through. With this preposterous law, the EU only discredits themselves.
Yes, by all means, the illegals must be immediately sent back across the border. Once in the EU for an extended period, it is very hard to deport the migrants outside of Europe.
Push backs are becoming the new normal in Croatia and Greece as well, and there is little the UN or Amnesty International can do about it. This is about national security, not some EU fairytale.