Sunday 20 March 2016

EU Commissioner for Immigration says we have "moral obligation" to take in illegal immigrants

The EU Commissioner for Immigration, Christos Stylianides, has told MEPs that we have a "moral obligation" to take in all the illegal immigrants that can make it to the EU.

His comments were part of an angry response to MEPs who asked him why the EU hasn't been sending boats carrying illegal immigrant back like they do in Australia. The Australians celebrated 600 days without a successful landing by people smugglers this week. During those 600 days, the EU has seen about 1.3m illegal immigrants arrive on its shores.