That was fast! It only took a few months for a WELCOMING Socialist government to learn that you simply can’t have open borders.
It was only in June that we reported Spain’s foolish (virtue-signalling) move to invite the Aquarius migrant transport ship to drop off 600 MORE illegal aliens.
My, my, times have changed….
This news is at Voice of America, generally a pretty squishy media outlet when it comes to the issue of immigration, but this story is pretty hard-hitting.
Spain Orders Mass Deportation of African Migrants
ALGECIRAS, SPAIN —
Spain, known for having one of the most tolerant immigration policies in Europe and accepting boatloads of migrants when no other EU nation would, was expected to open its doors even wider under its new socialist government. But that policy now appears to be going in reverse.
In a country that has shunned anti-immigration currents prevalent in much of Europe, the mass expulsion of 166 Sub-Saharan Africans who forced their way through barbed wire fences last month and attacked guards along the Spanish north African enclave of Ceuta’s border with Morocco, has become an embarrassment for Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, officials and analysts say.
“Humanitarianism is not permissiveness” said Spanish interior minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska before a parliamentary hearing on Wednesday .”Orderly, secure and legal immigration is possible, but not violent migration that threatens our country and its security forces.”
They hurled acid and feces and used flame throwers to break in to Spain last month….
Voice of America continues:
More than 600 migrants stormed across six-meter-high fences onto Spanish territory on July 26, hurling acid and feces, and firing home made flame throwers at border guards.Several members of Spain’s Civil Guard police force were seriously injured in the struggle, triggering calls from their top commanders for an immediate crackdown.
Spain has generally enforced a policy granting asylum to migrants who reach Spanish soil by sea or through land borders around Ceuta and Melilla, enclaves that are surrounded by Morocco.
The asylum seekers are generally housed at temporary shelters while NGOs process their applications for EU free circulation passes.
Many come with plans to continue on to northern Europe where wages and benefits are better, causing other EU governments to complain about Spain’s relatively open border policies. French President Emmanuel Macron recently ordered the deportation of large numbers of African migrants who crossed into his country from Spain. [Such a hypocrite as he just this week attacked the Orban/Salvini alliance.—ed]
Grande-Marlaska [ Spanish interior minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska] said the group that broke through the fence displayed a high degree of organization. The interior minister said they used cutting tools, improvised weapons and coordinated tactics by which shock units held back police to open holes through which hundreds of others slipped through the fence.
Spain, France, Germany get real! Europe will be Africa in this century if ‘leaders’ like Sanchez don’t soon grow a pair!
This has been going on for awhile! See my ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive that extends back almost ten years.