UNHCR appeals to Poland to admit so-called ‘stranded’ illegals on Belarus border.
Poland must set precedent (not the UN) and stand firm at border; no entry or they will be stuck with them.
* In many ways, the UN and other international bodies, by supporting efforts that make it difficult to deport, have shot themselves in the foot. More nations are starting to realize its more prudent to deny entry from the start.
And the illegals are not stranded, but in Belarus territory. If the group of illegals do not want to remain in Belarus, let the UN charter a flight to bring them back to Iraq or wherever they are from…but Poland must not grant entry.
As usual, the desperate opposition in Poland is not standing up for Poland but creating more political chaos. Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak: “The methods of some politicians of the total opposition is escalating tensions,” he said. “Their visits to the Polish-Belarusian border are an example of … attacking the government. This is dangerous for the security of Poland.”
** It is long past due that European nation states start to reassert their natural rights to defend borders as they see fit.
These international declarations are outdated and do not reflect today’s environment. Besides, they lack enforcement mechanisms for a reason: Self-preservation must always come first and national laws must be primary.
In the end, others know what Poland faces and there is not enough support for punishing them for defending its borders. Others know they could be next.