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Submitted by myth (Germany), Sep 13, 2017 at 05:25

The EU treaties have always, and still do, demand the asylum application in the country of arrival. The past years have seen EU-countries ignore this procedure mainly by reversing the sequence. Merkel's practice lets the immigrants enter their country of desired destination first and only then apply for asylum as a second step. The correct sequence would be the exact reversal.

Greece's process follows EU treaties. Is it a mere coincidence that by following the regulation, not deferring the decision to another place or to a later time, a practical solution emerges?

As for the counter-inituitive link between a decent environment and the voluntary will to return I can make some sense of it. Maybe when refugees come to rest in a hospitable setting it switches off their run-and-hide survival-instincts. They begin to remember home. Maybe that memory is all it takes.

Emotionally I favor decent treatment of the immigrants. There is only one person I deeply wish to see deported from this continent. Initials A.M. I shall vote two weeks from now with more moderate prospects.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
I try to believe [39 words]Michael KerjmanOct 10, 2017 11:52241046
not a Greek initiative [12 words]MinjuSep 13, 2017 14:00240795
following EU treaties produces a solution [177 words]mythSep 13, 2017 05:25240788
Catch and release. [113 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
donSep 12, 2017 16:22240780
My Jpost Letter On Migration (pub. 9/7/17) [293 words]DaveSep 12, 2017 15:02240778
Go back to your country [141 words]arish sahaniSep 12, 2017 09:22240776

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