With Europe’s doors open to all immigrants, more and more stories like this appear: 26 girls found dead in the ocean, near a flimsy, sinking raft to which many others clung. Over the weekend, Italian authorities brought in 400 people from Northern Africa: 52 minors, 90 women and 258 men. The authorities will investigate if the the 26 dead teenage girls were sexually molested before drowning – apparently it’s suspected.
The immigration route into Southern Europe is fraught with human misery. Human traffickers, despite grave disrepute, are in high demand, millions desperate to flee their lands in favour of Europe. The EU, with its seemingly humane intent to offer solace to the tired, huddled masses, seems to perpetuate a dubious black market in which criminal behaviour seems de rigour.