It begins—Italy is reporting Egyptians have begun arriving in boats. But wait! This can’t be! Egypt is free now. Egypt had a peaceful revolution (I swear that is what the news media has told us). The people got what they wanted, right?
From AP at the Washington Post:
GENEVA — Nearly 100 Egyptians have arrived in Italy in two boats, international migration officials said Wednesday, as fears rose about a wave of people trying to reach Europe because of turmoil in the Arab world.
This week, a large boat carrying 66 migrants, including 10 possible minors, was intercepted in Sicily, close to Pozzallo, the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration said Wednesday. Another boat carrying 30 migrants, all but four of them under the age of 18, landed nearby in Ragusa, the group said.
More than 5,330 Tunisians have already arrived the Italian island of Lampedusa, off the coast of Africa.
You watch, this will turn into the big excuse to bring an even larger number of refugees to the US.
Migration officials say it’s too early to conclude there will be an exodus from Egypt.
“(Still) any kind of change has always been the trigger for some kind of human movement and it seems to be a moment for people to seize the change around them,” IOM spokesperson Jemini Pandya said Wednesday.
Simply because people have overthrown a dictator does not mean they can suddenly find jobs or feed their families, Pandya said, noting that the collapse of the old regime can create greater opportunities for escape.
European governments are bracing for a large influx of migrants due to turmoil in the Middle East…
If you are sitting in the United States and thinking this is Europe’s problem, forget it. The precedent was set during the Bush Administration when the US State Department transformed Africans arriving illegally on the island of Malta into refugees and brought them to the US. I began writing about it in 2007. The Obama administration has continued the practice under Republicans-for-Obama and Catholic Ambassador Kmiec. Here is one recent post on this terrible precedent. Refugees are to seek asylum in the first country in which they land—not make it a way station to America!
Be on guard! If there was ever a time to protest refugee resettlement this will be it! American Leftist/Marxist/Islamist agitators helped precipitate the Egyptian revolution let them deal with the fallout there, not in our towns and cities.