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South America condemns EU migrant law

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This is truly interesting: the immigrants’ countries condemn the EU law that finally is trying to control the immigration. By this move, they show they don’t really care what happens to their nationals, who don’t have medical care, legal job prospects or real protection as they don’t exist for the EU countries they have arrived to.

Under the new rules, an illegal immigrant can be detained for a maximum of six months. This period is extendable by a further 12 months under certain conditions if, for example, the immigrant fails to co-operate with the authorities.

In a joint declaration, they rejected “every effort to criminalise irregular migration and the adoption of restrictive immigration policies, in particular against the most vulnerable sectors of society, women and children”.

The statement also noted “the necessity to fight against racism, discrimination, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance”.

It was signed by the seven presidents of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela, and ministers from associate Mercosur members Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

All South American leaders have spoken about this, but among all I like this:

Uruguay’s leader Tabare Vazquez said: “Nobody emigrates for fun, they do it out of necessity.”

I would like to know what measures South American countries have taken to end that “necessity”. All I see is that they spend a lot of money on socialist policies and none on really combatting poverty.

Of course, racism must be fought against, but not only the one supported by Caucasian / white population. All races have individuals who are racist, so why are Caucasian / whites always blamed for it?

Written by Claudia

July 6, 2008 at 12:58 pm

Posted in politics, society

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