Italy says no

Spain takes 629 migrants that Italy would not:

The rescue ship carrying 629 migrants which has been left stranded in the Mediterranean for two days will now be allowed to dock in the Spanish city of Valencia.

The Aquarius rescued hundreds of migrants, including 134 children and seven pregnant women, trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya on Saturday, but ended up adrift off the coast of Sicily as both Italy and Malta refused to let it dock.

The rescue, carried out by charities SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders, had been coordinated by Italy’s coast guard, but the newly installed government then refused to let the migrants disembark on Italian soil.

Interior minister Matteo Salvini is simply doing what’s best for his people.  The solution to the crisis isn’t as difficult as they want you to think it is.  Once you refuse (or sink) a few ships the migrants will stop trying to cross.  It’s the same problem (and solution) we have here in the United States.  They will continue to take advantage of our good will and kindness until someone says no.

No doubt, some of these people are in dire need.  But we cannot continue to let in unchecked numbers at the peril of our own people.  The heartache some feel when they see a poor migrant child on TV is crazy powerful.  It’s the difficult but ultimately necessary decision of sober minded men to think beyond that and think about the long term consequences.  Rarely is the follow up story of migrant rape, theft, etc. and the blows to the economy and peoples of the host countries reported nearly as much.  Even more infuriating is often times these migrants boats don’t even plan on having enough fuel to get all the way across, knowing that we will rescue them in the middle of the sea.  For those interested in a great book that goes into further detail, I highly suggest Douglas Murray’s The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam.

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