The coalition government is rushing to ready at least one detention centre before the general elections. After years of indifference and incompetence in working towards a proper asylum procedure and integration processes, the easiest and most “vote effective” way is being taken on the immigration issue.
Build walls and prisons.
Mass arrests and enforced health checks have already begun, as well as the hurried deportations. As refugees here have no way of claiming or recieving asylum here without an enormous effort and a huge amount of luck, polititians have once again sidestepped the issues and, despite international calls to do so, no longer find it necessary to implement a proper immigration or asylum procedure. People will object to the money being spent to build these prisons but it is nothing compared to the money given by the EU to help Greece with its immigration issues that has been “lost” or squandered.
There is no will to deal with the issues in any real sense.
It’ll be a vote winner though and that’s all the counts to the political parties.
Civil Protection Minister Michalis Chrysohoidis said detention centres for undocumented immigrants will begin to operate before the general election.