A “secret plan” to expel more than 400,000 migrants – who entered the European Union during the first six months of 2015 and whose request for asylum was rejected – and to repatriate them to their countries of origin. This seems to be the “secret plan” that is apparently about to be actuated by Brussels, which in case of refusal of the countries of origin will threat to withdraw or refuse requests for visas coming from countries such as Niger and Eritrea that refuse to “take back” migrants who come to Europe for economic reasons. It was revealed by the British Times. The newspaper explains also that the agreement will impose preventive detention of those who are on the list of repatriation, out of fear that someone could ”vanish” while waiting for the implementation of the measure, as it already happens in about 60% of cases.
A draft of the controversial diplomatic text that will be discussed tomorrow by the EU ministers, explains and warns that the member countries of the European Union must expel migrants who do not have the right to asylum. “The increase in the levels of expulsion should act as a deterrent to illegal immigration,” recites the text cited by The Times. But among the expelled there could be also citizens who fled from Syria, Afghanistan or Libya, who do not only have to deal with poverty on a daily basis, but also with war, violence, and death.