The world is clearly shifting against any kind of open borders policy. Europe and the US are now at the center of the shift, but opposition to free migration is mounting up in other countries as well. This change is also assuming a clear religion connotation. While the Pope has been promoting open borders for a while, more traditional Christian leaders throughout Europe and in the US, are taking a strong stance against it. It is an issue which could eventually lead to a complete dismantling of the European Union.
Marine Le Pen Hits Out At Pope After Call For Open Borders
Le Pen in the Lead: Vows to Dismantle Migrant Camps
Feel the Pain of the Poor and Immigrants, Pope Says at Easter Vigil
Orban Easter Speech: ‘Battlefield Europe… Stop Mass Migration. The Future of Europe Is at Stake’
Czech Republic: We’d Rather Risk EU Penalties Than be Forced to Take Migrants
Poland Considers Hungarian-Style Migrant Camps
EU Threatens Legal Action if Poland, Hungary Refuse to Take in Migrants
EU Migrant Policy ‘Bad for Europe’, We Will Resist Blackmail, Says Polish PM
The situation is likely to become even more explosive after the outcome of the Turkish referendum on Easter Sunday. As a result of the vote, Turkish president Erdogan could remain in office with greatly expanded powers until 2029. His recent threat of flooding Europe with refugees from the Middle East is creating distress within the European Union.
EU to give Turkey MORE MONEY: Tusk in desperate bid to keep illegal migrant routes CLOSED
Turkey Threatens to Send Europe ‘15,000 Refugees a Month’
In the meantime, the immigration flow from the Mediterranean is getting out of control.
Italy Plucks 2,000 Migrants from the Mediterranean Sea
Boat Migrants Landing in Italy ‘at a Pace Exceeding Anything We’ve Seen Before’
Italy Reacts to Migrant Crisis by Accelerating Asylum, Deportations
Italy Brokers Deal Between Dozens of Rival Libyan Tribes To Stem Migrant Crisis
Refugee Crisis Becoming Even More Critical
Other countries is the world are moving against open borders.
Pakistan Wants Millions of Afghan Refugees Gone. It’s a Humanitarian Crisis Waiting to Happen
India Sealing Borders With Pakistan & Bangladesh To Stop Terrorism & Illegal Immigration
Islamophobic Saudi Arabia Deports 40,000 Muslim Pakistanis, Citing Terrorism Concerns
China ‘deploys 150,000 troops to deal with possible North Korean refugees over fears Trump may strike Kim Jong-un following missile attack on Syria’
The US Border if Now Closed
In the US this position is mirrored by the stance of the Attorney General Jeff Sessions who has recently stated that the “Border if closed” and that any attempt to illegally cross the southern border will be fought vigorously.
Jeff Sessions Doubles Down On Trump’s Campaign Promises
Sessions: The Border Is Not Open
Sessions: ‘The Border Is Not Open. Please Don’t Come’
And the border patrol activity is already producing results.
Decline in Border Numbers ‘Strictly’ Due to Trump, Says Border Patrol Agent Judd
Fear of Trump Makes Migrants Disappear From Mexican Border
Deportations to Mexico Down 18.5 Percent Under Trump
Trump Administration’s First Immigrant Detention Center Goes Up in Texas
The American Catholic Church is assuming a very different stance on immigration as compared to the Pope.
Catholic Bishop Speaks out Against Churches Sheltering Illegal Aliens
But the White House seems to be less active than before on the subject. After the multiple setbacks on the travel ban and the financing of the border wall, President Trump has been less outspoken on the matter. Some of his original supporters are now asking for more action on his part.
King: Trump’s Base Getting ‘Uneasy’ Over Immigration
Rep. King Seeking Resolution From Trump on DACA Initiative
Apparently, the burden of the fight has been transferred to the Attorney General Jeff Sessions and to the Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly.
Hard-Line Anti-Illegal Immigration Advocates Hired at 2 Federal Agencies
Trump and Kelly ‘Dismantle’ Obama’s ‘Progress’ for Illegal Immigrants
Prosecutors to Focus on Immigration Crimes
The main immigration-related battles in the near future are going to be on stemming the refugees flow, on defunding sanctuary cities, on the two travel ban appeals, and on deportations.