EU: ‘Spain’s new migrant law sets very bad precedent’, ‘the beginning of the end for the asylum system’

Sub-Saharan “migrants” jump the fence in Melilla, March, 2014

A top European rights official warned Spain on Friday that it risked destroying its asylum system if it passed a law authorizing police to immediately deport migrants from its north African territories.
Spain says the measure is needed to help its border guards secure the border of Ceuta and Melilla, two Spanish cities fenced off from Morocco.

Its police have been accused of breaking international rights conventions by beating African migrants who climb the fences into the territories and deporting them on the spot without asylum procedures — so-called “pushbacks”.

The human rights commissioner of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Nils Muiznieks, said after meeting officials in Melilla and Madrid that the plan to legalize such deportations was “in clear breach of human rights law”.

“In many countries I have seen pushbacks, but nowhere are they legal or legalized,” he told a news conference in Madrid.

“It would be a very bad precedent if such practices were enshrined in law because I think that would mean the beginning of the end for the asylum system”…

  • Pontifex Maximus

    They should just start shooting them dead as in a real invasion; if the Spaniards invaded Morocco, they would be shot! Why is there a double standard!

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      Coat the fence with pork fat.

      • TotallyPeeved

        Won’t stop them. They are hypocrites.

    • BillyHW

      I was thinking gun turrets. Like in Alien.

    • Ancalagon

      You know why European Union exists? In order to allow 50 other nations to live off of its prosperity all while openly discussing Europe’s demise. That’s why exactly.

  • tom_billesley

    EU mendacity. The invaders are safe in Morocco. For the very few that are genuinely seeking asylum, asylum is supposed to be sought in the first safe country that a refugee enters, not their country of choice.
    Pushback would only be denying asylum if the migrants turned back were Moroccans persecuted by their own government.

    • Frau Katze

      Exactly. Let Morocco deal with them. Why is it always OUR problem?

    • thinkharderokay

      “asylum is supposed to be sought in the first safe country that a migrant enters”

      Please drive this through the thick liberal skulls cheering these economic invaders into Germany, Sweden, Norway, all THOUSANDS of miles away from the first safe asylum countries they arrive in.

  • 1Bastet

    Human rights commission? What about the human rights of the legitimate citizens of the EU? Don’t they have rights, too?
    In fact, if these deportations mean the end of the asylum system, go for it.
    If they are serious about stopping fence jumpers why not electrify the bloody fence. If they are REALLY serious about it, they could also mine the ‘inside’ of the fence.

    • Frau Katze

      I noticed that “human rights” seem to benefit largely illegal immigrants and criminals. The pendulum has gone too far in that direction.

      • Martin B

        And slimy lawyers, don’t forget the slimy lawyers.

  • barryjr

    Now if only Canada would get rid of refugee status.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    It’s never explained why the asylum system is needed.

  • eMan14

    No means no. If they are Muslims, let a Muslim country take them.

    • 1Bastet

      Yes! There are many moslem countries where they can practice their religion of peace to their heart’s content. Why do they always want to come to a secular western country? (Well, okay, those government benefits are hard to beat…)

      • Frau Katze

        The govt benefits are the draw…but at this rate the whole system will collapse and there won’t be benefits for anyone. Third worldization of Europe…you’re watching it happen.

  • TotallyPeeved

    One can hope.

  • Paulla

    I don’t understand why the guards don’t use high pressure water hoses to knock the invaders off the fence.

    • Frau Katze

      It might hurt the invaders. Not allowed. They’re “victims” of something or other.

  • Fuck the EU.

    Go Spain.

    Reconquista 2.0

  • Mahtoofislooth

    Breach of human rights! These animals have a “right” to invade our countries? Why? I hope this passed.

  • Perfect man not mo’

    F*** the eu, mohammad , obama and all worthless POS like them.