New EU Deportation Directive Follows German Recipe

Posted by John Rosenthal

Conditions in American detention centers for illegal immigrants have been the subject of extensive media attention of late and even of a critical report by the UN’s special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants. Conditions in European detention centers for illegal immigrants and asylum-seekers, by contrast, have received less attention. But as Matthias Lehnert has shown in a recent article in the Berlin weekly Jungle World, the new EU "return" directive will practically guarantee that the most draconian conditions existing in the EU — notably those obtaing in Germany — will not only persist, but likely spread. See my translation of the Lehnert article on Pajamas Media here

 

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