A bus with people being deported to Afghanistan at a Munich airport this week. Photo Credit Matthias Balk/DPA, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images on the NY Times' website

Migrants Face Deportations and Walls in Europe, Too

New York Times
23 February, 2017

Just hours after the German cabinet approved tapping cellphones and attaching electronic bracelets to illegal migrants who might be deemed a threat, a group of Afghan men were put on a plane at a Munich airport Wednesday night and deported.

The deportation was only the third such mass expulsion to Afghanistan since last fall and in combination with new antiterrorism measures, it was a clear sign of the stiffening political headwinds that have made Europe, like America, a less welcoming place for migrants.

When it comes to deporting migrants who are deemed illegal, no European government has yet adopted the aggressive stance of President Trump. But fears of terrorism, crime and hardship mean that almost everybody in Europe is caught up in the 21st-century debate about mass migration.”

A good synthesis of the progressive building of a Fortress Europe under the guise of “fighting the smugglers”.

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