EU Turns Back Immigrants

African immigrants are trying to travel to Europe for a better life, but many don't make it. These desperate immigrants go through so much. For one thing, traveling is so hard. First the immigrants must save up a years salary worth just to ride on the boat. This boat cost 200 dollars. This seems a good price for us, but this is there salary for a year. Ours is 42,000 dollars! Big difference. Also it is not a good deal even for us, the boats are squished, tiny and filled with about 80 people standing on fuels for the 40 horse powered motor.  These immigrants must do this for 8-10 days. You think this is bad; well almost all the ships do not even make it to Europe. The ships either sink out in the ocean because of a storm, make it to Europe to have the EU turn them back or have a happy life in the new country. The third option rarely ever happens. These immigrants still come knowing about all these dangers. Why do you think they still come?

A04_16975333 A Small boat full of Immigrants

         Do you think the EU should keep turning the immigrants around; after all they have come through? I think that the EU should have a spot in Europe for the immigrants to stay. If people hear about this in Africa then more will come. When the space is full, it’s full. No more room should be provided. I think this is fair because, if Europe just lets immigrants in and they can go were ever they want the EU will have to pay for their food. Also there would be fewer jobs open for the people of Europe. Even worse the Africans have no money so they can’t buy food. If you put the immigrants in one spot with every thing they need you can solve most of those problems and have them grow their own food.

Questions to consider:

Do you think it is right to send the immigrants back after all they came through?

What is your idea of helping the EU?

Should immigrants just stop coming to Europe?

        

 Signed


Sam

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9 Responses to EU Turns Back Immigrants

  1. Shakesphere says:

    Do you think the USA should be sending back Mexican immigrants? I’m surprised that they are all heading north to Europe, if I was one of them I would be heading south towards South Africa

  2. I think that the illegal immigrants are keep on coming to the EU’s countries because they think that they still can secretly get in and have a better life. That’s the reason why they’re keep on coming. They have hope and are desperate for a better life. They also have a chance because nearly 40,000 Africans are living in the shadows of the EU. If the EU wants the immigrants to stop coming, they might want to consider destroying the immigrants hope. Why shouldn’t the immigrants travel on land to get there? It may take longer than on boat, but at least they can have a better chance of going unseen. The EU expects them to go on sea to get to the countries. What do you think should the African immigrants do in hope for a better life?

  3. Peace girl says:

    I thought this was a very thought out article that gave a lot of information.
    Sam said: Do you think it is right to send the immigrants back after all they came through?
    I believe that it is right and wrong to send the migrants back.
    It’s good because, then Italy and Malta don’t get trampled with immigrants. At the same time it’s bad because, they spend years to raise this money! To be sent back is tragic.
    I think that to help the E.U. they should, force the countries that don’t get hit as much with migrants to take some in every once in a while. The only down side to this decision is that, this may bring countries to drop out of the E.U. With the economy and the wars and environment changes, I think that is not a great situation to be in.
    Another question Sam asked was, Should immigrants just stop coming to Europe?
    I believe not. Yes they do get sent back most of the time but what happens if one of those times, you become lucky and get to stay in Europe. That’s a better life for yourself and your family. Yes it may take years but, it’s worth the try. If there is something new that you want to try but can never succeed at, you don’t stop, you keep trying! I believe that’s what the immigrants should do. Do you think that maybe, the U.S. should take a stand?
    –Peace Girl–

  4. Sam says:

    The Ultimate person of the Universe said
    Why shouldn’t the immigrants travel on land to get there? It may take longer than on boat, but at least they can have a better chance of going unseen. This is a very good point made. Maybe they should go on land. But if you think about it they would have to walk the whole way instead if standing on a boat for 8-10 days.
    The Ultimate Person of the world also said that if the EU wants the immigrants to stop coming, they might want to consider destroying the immigrants hope. I clearly don’t agree with that! I think the EU does care about those people in Africa, and are trying to help all they can. The problem is they don’t have the money and space for them. The EU also does not have as many countries willing to take immigrants. Do you think the EU would do a terrible thing to break the immigrants spirits?

  5. Sam said:
    But if you think about it they would have to walk the whole way instead if standing on a boat for 8-10 days.
    I never said they could WALK there. I just said they could travel on land. They can always rent a car, take a train or even ride an animal. That could be much easier.
    Sam said:
    I think the EU does care about those people in Africa, and are trying to help all they can. The problem is they don’t have the money and space for them. The EU also does not have as many countries willing to take immigrants.
    The EU isn’t trying to help all they can. If they did, then every single country in the EU should get immigrants. Like you said, the countries aren’t willing to take immigrants. Is the EU caring there? You just have to admit it. EU isn’t trying to help so much. The EU supposed to help the economy in their countries. But you said that EU doen’t have enough money to go around. Is the EU caring about their counties? Is letting the other countries decide if they want the migrants a good idea? Is the EU really caring about African migrants or are they really annoyed of them?

  6. Sam says:

    The Ultimate Person of the World said:
    I never said they could WALK there. I just said they could travel on land. They can always rent a car, take a train or even ride an animal. That could be much easier.
    Cars! I believe Africa is very poor! They could ride a animal but again they would have to pay for that and it can’t be much cheaper than that horrible boat ride. Really the choices are to spend a lot of money and a small chance of getting into the EU, or to walk a really long way and most likely have a better life. Do you think it is worth the trip if you have to walk?
    The Ultimate Person of the World also said:
    The EU isn’t trying to help all they can. If they did, then every single country in the EU should get immigrants. What would you do if you did not have a lot of money, space or time? Hoe hard what it be to help! The EU is trying! The EU is trying as hard as they can. Also this is tough times you have to admit it! Why would the EU have rescued a pregnant mother and her child if they didn’t care? Why did the EU take in some of the refugees last year? Even if it is 6%, they are trying. So if the EU does not care, then why did they help in the examples I gave above?

  7. Sam says:

    Peace Girl said: Do you think that maybe, the U.S. should take a stand?
    I believe that the U.S. should try to help, because we are all one nation. But if they did try to help, what can they do. The U.S. is very far away and the EU just can’t send immigrants over here. If they did this would cost a lot of money the EU does not have.
    Peace Girl also said: I think that to help the E.U. they should, force the countries that don’t get hit as much with migrants to take some in every once in a while. The only down side to this decision is that, this may bring countries to drop out of the E.U. I agree with this totally because if the government did this it would be like telling people you have to share your land with a stranger. How would you feel about sharing your things with people you don’t know?
    Peace Girl said: If there is something new that you want to try but can never succeed at, you don’t stop, you keep trying! I love this statement! I think it speaks the truth. The immigrants should not stop trying just because hey don’t make it once. It is just like you and me, if we don’t get it we don’t just give up. Just because the immigrants are poor does not mean they are any different from us. So they all have the right to keep trying. For this I hope many of the immigrants succeed one day. Readers what is your opinion about immigrants? Do you believe they should keep trying to succeed in life?

  8. bobby blurb says:

    I think that the immigrants should still be sent back because they are ILEGAL immigrants. I mean, would you let someone into your house whrn they just show up on your doorstep? I think that’s how Italy is feeling about the ilegal immigration. True they had to pay a years salary, true that they had a rough journey, but they came at their own risk! THEY chose to spend the money! THEY chose to take the trip in a tiny boat with 80 other people, but did so at their own risk. Instead I think they should send a representative to the EU to talk things over instead of immigrating ilegaly. Do you think so?

  9. Sam said:
    Cars! I believe Africa is very poor!
    That’s not true. Just because their GDP per capita is low, it doesn’t mean that they’re poor. They can also borrow money from someone or the bank. They can also rent a car, which is much cheaper. They can repay the people as soon as they reach Europe because they’ll basically be rich there.
    Sam also said:
    They could ride a animal but again they would have to pay for that and it can’t be much cheaper than that horrible boat ride.
    Some Africans acually own animals like horses. And animals are much cheaper than 200 USD. They can also rent animals which is also much cheaper. At least this animal suggestion will be cheaper and there will be less risk of getting caught. They also can get into Turkey, which is richer than Africa.
    Sam said:
    What would you do if you did not have a lot of money, space or time? Hoe hard what it be to help! The EU is trying! The EU is trying as hard as they can. Also this is tough times you have to admit it! Why would the EU have rescued a pregnant mother and her child if they didn’t care? Why did the EU take in some of the refugees last year? Even if it is 6%, they are trying.
    Money, space and time plays a little part in this situation. Money doesn’t matter because of tax. It goes right back to the government. Space doesn’t matter because the EU have a bunch of open space that’s still waiting to be used. Time plays NO part in this situation. I mean really? What does time have to do with the incoming immigrants? So the EU ISN’T trying hard enough. Like you said, it’s only six percent. Six percent isn’t enough to support that the EU is trying. If this is tough times, then why do the immigrants bother to come at all? The EU is not helping the immigrants. You have to admit it, the EU doesn’t want them. If the EU wants them, why isn’t the EU trying to do their best? Is it just because of tough times?

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