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EMERGENCY on the immigrants agreement

Monday, March 21, 2016

The agreement between the European Union and Turkey reveals the complete inability of European leaders to deal with the humanitarian migrant crisis.

The EU decisions are based on a concern to defend each country’s own borders rather than guarantee protection for those fleeing from war and despair.

This bookkeeping entry method denies people the right to search for refuge and protection when they need it, in practice taking away the chance for thousands of people to live in a decent manner.

We’re asking the Union to handle this crisis in a responsible way, opening up safe and legal passages for those trying to get into Europe. We’re also asking for a commitment to examine the causes behind the flight of these people.