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These walls must not tumble down

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Submitted by Victor (United Kingdom), Oct 18, 2005 at 16:54

Third World immigration to Europe and North America has proven to be an unmitigated disaster. It is reaching proportions that threaten communities right to exist- most notably on the island of Malta.

The 1951 Convention on Refugees is an absurdity in an age of cheap air travel, and quite obviously the great majority are simply economic migrants. Even if they are not, the West can hardly be expected to take up the burden of every mismanaged African state or civil war. By all means offer some aid in refugee camps in situ but not a passport to a life in Western welfare states.
Yes, like modern Israel and ancient China, Europe needs walls "to guard it against the envy of less happy lands".
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