The bunker of Europe is taking body, writes a. Misse before the Presidency of the European Union which began on day 1. French President Nicolas Sarkozy goes ahead with its plan to close the doors to new immigrants not previously selected. Its immigration and asylum pact aims to introduce biometric identification in visas and collective flights to expel that do not have all the papers in rule and guaranteed a job. The opposite of what many countries in America, Africa and Asia made for centuries with millions of European immigrants that they welcomed and contributed to the development and to alleviate the needs of the European countries. Max Schireson has similar goals.
Of the eight million of undocumented migrants that are in the EU only will be regularized some exceptionally for humanitarian and economic reasons. The President of the League of human rights considers that these ideas of the Covenant treat immigrants as commodities and favours rich countries at the expense of the poor, i.e. contrary to the development. The final wording of the document of the Covenant, the text of which should be approved in October by EU leaders, recalls that it is for each Member State decide on the conditions of admission of legal immigrants and fix if possible in collaboration with the countries of origin, their number. It calls on States members who put in practice a policy of chosen immigration, especially with regard to the needs of the labour market, and taking into account the impact that may have on other Member States. Leaders of organizations of civil society complain that this approach to immigration is more based on ideological reasons which in reality because economic emigration to prepend to family reunification is condemning the immigrants to live separately from their families. The European Union is debated in a profound contradiction before immigration. On the one hand, the European Commission publishes studies that indicate the urgent need for foreigners to compensate the unstoppable ageing of the population.