Radical Leftist open border nut-jobs hardest hit.
If you can’t protect your borders, you are no longer a sovereign nation, but an open basket case just waiting to implode.
- Italian EU rotating presidency: ”The Mediterranean will not be a border, but the center of Europe”, Renzi said. [”This centrality will be the fundamental point of our foreign and territorial policy and of Italy’s EU presidency”, Renzi said at a joint press conference with Tunisian Premier Mehdi Jomaa on what is his first foreign mission as premier.]
Huge assault on Spanish border ‘biggest ever’
Published: 04 Mar 2014 12:32 GMT+01:00
Police stopped more than 1,600 migrants trying to cross the border from Morocco into the Spanish territory of Ceuta on Tuesday, an official said.
The migrants were the latest in a tide of desperate people trying to breach the frontiers with Ceuta and Melilla, Spanish-held cities perched on the north African coast.
Hundreds of people have managed to cross the borders in recent months but scores have been injured in the attempt and at least 14 drowned last month while trying to swim to Ceuta.
In the latest attempt, hundreds of migrants approached the Tarajal border crossing to Ceuta at dawn and others tried to scale the high fence at another nearby point, a government official in Ceuta told news agency AFP.
“The Moroccan security forces and the (Spanish) civil guard coordinated to stop them entering,” said the official, who asked not to be named.
“None managed to cross,” the official said. One group turned back after seeing that others had failed to make it across, he added, without giving further details.
Across the Strait of Gibraltar from mainland Spain and surrounded by Moroccan territory, the coastal cities of Melilla and Ceuta have the European Union’s only land borders with Africa.
They are seen as stepping stones for African migrants desperate to reach Europe.
More here. H/T: Fjordman