EU Commission determines that the rights of migrants to apply for asylum cannot be suspended, even during the pandemic.
Pictured: Migrants wait to be transferred from the island of Lesbos to the Greek mainland on May 3, 2020, in Moria. (Photo by Manolis Lagoutaris/AFP via Getty Images)
* Well, it only follows then, that deporting the illegals (overwhelmingly majority) out of Europe cannot be suspended. No? One guesses the Commission has another rationale for this.
Who are we kidding anyhow…there have not been any meaningful deportations out of Europe for years anyhow. 🤨
What was their excuse not to deport before the virus? The same excuses they will use after the virus.
** Interesting, Erdogan of Turkey does not ask Macron for permission to deport home-grown French jihadists to France.
Last December, Turkey deported French Islamic State (Isis) members back to France.
Unlike the leaders of Europe, Erdogan does not ask for permission to deport foreigners he does not want…and he has a point.
What is interesting here is how Erdogan just manhandles Macron and does not give France a choice in the matter.
Erdogan stressed Ankara would continue repatriating foreign jihadists to their home countries even if they decline to take them back.
“Whether [foreign Isis fighters] are stuck there at the border it doesn’t concern us. Whether they take them or not, it is not our concern,” Erdogan said, as he urged Western governments to “take care of your own problem”.