Pro-immigration forces are responsible for the deaths at the Spanish-Moroccan border, Balázs Hidvéghi, MEP of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party, said in the plenary session of the European Parliament (EP) on Monday.
What happened in Melilla is a terrible tragedy, but it is not right to blame the border guards for protecting the border against aggressive illegal border crossings. Instead, the real political culprits must be found, he said.
FactIn his speech, Hidvéghi referred to the tragic incident which occurred on June 24th during an attempt by as many as 2,500 people to enter Spain from Morocco by climbing the high chain-link fences surrounding Melilla, one of two Spanish enclaves in North Africa. According to Moroccan authorities, at least 23 migrants were killed and 140 policemen injured. Similar attempts have been made several times before, but this was the most violent to date.
Hidvéghi stressed that the real responsibility for such tragedies lies with pro-migration politicians, NGOs and other advocates of open society, who have been encouraging illegal migration to Europe for years.
These forces are constantly attacking the legitimate border protection efforts of Member States and creating the false illusion that anyone can enter Europe illegally without any hindrance, he said.
“The only result of their ideologically blinded actions is that lives are constantly being put at risk in the Mediterranean and the Balkans. If we want to avoid similar tragedies, we must put an end to this irresponsible policy,” added Hidvéghi.
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