One might imagine a “new Sheriff in town” who, upon assuming office, stated: “Nothing can stop people from criminal acts, no laws, no guns, no jail, no prison”. The people in that jurisdiction might rightly ask in response: “But isn’t a Sheriff supposed to, you know, enforce the law?”
The European Union (EU) has appointed a new executive director of Frontex, the agency responsible for securing EU borders. His name is Hans Leijtens, and he has made it clear what approach he will take to his new job. He said in an interview with German newspaper Berliner Zeitung: “Nothing can stop people from crossing a border, no wall, no fence, no sea, no river.”
As if things couldn’t get anymore insane! The new leader of Frontex (Hans Leijtens), Frontex being the organisation responsible for border control in Europe states “Nothing can stop people from crossing a border, no wall, no fence, no sea, no river,” https://t.co/dGbCnTFLLl
— Aisling O’Connell (@AislingOConne11) January 23, 2024
In Orwell’s dystopic novel 1984, the Ministry of Truth is responsible for altering facts, and the Ministry of Peace is responsible for waging war.
It appears that the EU organization supposedly responsible for securing borders is, in fact, opening them. Orwell may have written a cautionary tale for the people, but increasingly, it is being used as an instruction manual for those in power.
Leijtens promises to crack down on the practice of “pushbacks”, which involves — wait for it — forcing illegal immigrants back across a border. In particular, Croatia, Hungary, and Bulgaria have been using pushbacks to stem the ever-increasing flow of illegal immigrants into their nations.
In an interview with POLITICO, Leijtens said: “The ‘toxic’ atmosphere that allowed illegal pushbacks along EU borders is a thing of the past.” And while he may not be enforcing border security, he is taking on another vital task: informing on border agents who refuse to play his game of tickle fight with immigrants. He is increasing the number of “fundamental rights monitors” — or Frontex agents in charge of monitoring human rights violations committed against migrants.
EU nations such as Italy, however, feel that the real “human rights violations” are perpetrated by terrorists who invade their countries courtesy of the EU open border policy.
Indeed, the EU nation of Lithuania recently passed a law legalizing the practice of pushbacks.
The citizens of many European nations are frustrated at the impact mass immigration and open borders have had on their safety, way of life, and culture. Immigration in large numbers, particularly from Islamic nations, has resulted in “no-go zones” in cities such as Paris, France. Among the reasons Great Britain left the EU — via the “Brexit” vote — was that their cultural heritage was being destroyed by immigration policies.