It is a fact that millions of illegal immigrants are living in Europe. Life as an illegal is a modern form of slavery and must therefore be abolished.
So says Manfred Weber in his report to be voted upon next week,
on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on common standards and procedures in Member States for returning illegally staying third-country nationalsTo say that I am somewhat startled by this is an understatement, and it is serious as he points out,
"This is the first time that the co-decision procedure has applied to Parliament's consideration of a draft common return procedure directive."So in other words this will be law. It does not seem to have crossed the young chaps mind that modern equivalent of slavery is slavery, as those in Mauritania and Sudan will testify. The point is that slavery is involuntary and immigration, even illegal immigration, is voluntary. Now if you are talking about those being trafficked into sex slavery, then call it what it is slavery and it must be stopped. But don't equate illegal immigration with slavery, you cheapen the concept.
Oh and how the hell does he think that illegal immigration can be abolished? There are a couple of ways of doing it as far as my imagination works,
1) Abolish all immigration controls in their entirety.Aha, now I see the strategy.
2) Set up a network of maxim guns at all points around the EU border and blow them all away as soon as they appear over the horizon.
3) Make the EU such an unattractive place to live, with a collapsing economy, dropping living standards, failing governmental system and so on as to make it unattractive to prospective migrants.