Migrant Surge Prompting The Building Of 5 New Detention Centres … In Greece

Written by Wes Walker on November 21, 2019

It’s not just a problem America has to face. It’s relevant to sovereign nations around the world. You can’t let everyone in who demands admittance.

There is a migrant surge in Greece, now that Turkey is no longer curbing the migration to Greece they had promised to back in 2016.

As a result, they have a surplus of people demanding that they be granted admittance into the country. What do you do with such a surplus?

The old answer was ‘migrant camps’. Large numbers of people were housed en masse in a temporary shelter setting.

That has been replaced by a new approach. Closed detention facilities.

The Greek government on Wednesday unveiled plans to organize five closed detention facilities on the Aegean islands, where migrants would be kept prior to their deportation, as part of Athens’ efforts to ease pressure on overcrowded migrant camps on the islands, media reported.

According to government spokesman Stelios Petsas and Deputy Defense Minister Alkiviadis Stefanis, the closed facilities are intended to replace the overburdened open camps.

The capacities of the facilities, which are planned to be built on the islands of Samos, Chios, Lesvos, Kos and Leros, will be between 1,000 and 5,000 people, Greece’s Kathimerini newspaper said.

Why did they move to closed detention facilities?

For one thing, the camps had swelled in number from 3000 people in the beginning of the year to 12,600.

For another, there had been reports of violent unrest and demands to be immediately transported to Mainland Greece.

Since Trump is the President of America, and not Greece, we expect zero ‘effs’ to be given by AOC or Bernie Sanders by this ‘racist moral outrage’.


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