brussels - The Belgian State Secretary for asylum seeks to ensure that asylum seekers who report in Europe are automatically referred back. Applications for accommodation in Europe must, according to Theo Francken, be handled in Africa, for example.
The minister thinks that this will end the life-threatening crossing with rickety boats.
The most popular politician in Flanders says in Het Nieuwsblad: 'This can not last. The asylum chaos makes public opinion only worse and worse. '
Italy made clear earlier that they no longer want to receive refugees. A ship with 600 crew members had to move to Spain.
Francken is working on a personal proposal to stop illegal migration. 'Are there no safe places throughout North Africa? I no longer follow the automatism of depositing in Europe. That illegal migration must stop, because it does- except for the 15 percent that is open borders- the support among many people melt like snow in the sun. People who are not at all racist, but who think rationally. '
The politician believes that whoever enters Europe illegally is never entitled to an asylum application. 'It is frantic that you first pay a smuggler, you make organized crime richer and if you are later returned, you still can enter? We advocate the Australian model. One: anyone who illegally tries to enter the country by boat will be sent back and will not be granted asylum. They are blacklisted and no longer enter Australia. Since that system exists, there are no more deaths, 'he says to Het Nieuwsblad.
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