Yesterday after talking to an expert on the US Refugee Admissions Program where we talked about the highly irregular arrangement with Malta to welcome to America some of those illegal migrants who arrived on Malta in the last decade through the boat migration from Africa to Europe, I checked the data at Wrapsnet and see that we admitted 123 ‘refugees’ from Malta in this fiscal year (so far).
I have followed the case of Malta for ten years now and have a large file about this highly irregular arrangement first launched in the Bush Administration and continued by Obama.
Refugee law says that asylum seekers are to ask for asylum in the first safe country they get to.
It is not our responsibility to save Malta (an EU country!) from its own problems with illegal migrants/asylum seekers. What are US taxpayers getting out of this deal?
Why is the Trump State Department still participating in this legally questionable arrangement?
And, it turns out that Malta had already, as early as 2015, redirected boats heading its way toward a then-willing Italy. So who are these ‘refugees’ arriving in your US towns and cities from Malta?
Here is the latest from Wrapsnet (they publish a processing country list every month).
It isn’t our problem and it isn’t Italy’s problem to save Malta, if it has no will to save itself!
Check out this letter writer (Allan Gatt) at The Times of Malta who is telling his fellow citizens that they would be wise to follow Italy’s political right turn.
Does Mr. Gatt know that the US is also taking illegal migrants off the hands of the Maltese government?
The Times of Malta sheepishly noted that migrant boat arrivals in Malta stopped in 2015 as a result of a “gentleman’s agreement” later redefined as an “understanding” between Italy and Malta.
It however fails to explain why Malta wanted to shift this responsibility onto Italy and why this ‘gentleman’s agreement’ was kept secret in the first place.
If refugees are such a windfall for the EU, as the European Commission and many of our own MEPs are so fond of telling us, then why not keep this goody bag of ‘cultural diversity’ all to ourselves? Could it be because it is, in reality, a yoke around our necks and because NGOs earn a daily income from the government for every migrant they bring in?
No, I think it would be fitting if the new Italian Home Affairs Minister, Matteo Salvini, told us to forget about our gentleman’s agreement and made us assume responsibility for the status quo.
The Italian people made the right decision by electing the Northern League to rid it of the plague of irregular immigrants sucking the national coffers dry.
Let’s see how we like it when our long-suffering neighbour is not there to pick up our slack anymore.
Let’s see if we too have the guts to make our government safeguard our national identity. Let’s see if our people have the courage of their convictions and, more significantly, whether they have any convictions at all.
Free Tommy Robinson.
If it had the will, the Trump White House could simply tell the State Department: Stop airlifting Malta’s illegal aliens to the US! Not our problem!