Thursday, June 19, 2008

Let Them Eat Detention

French Ambassador to Bolivia, Alain Bouquet proved that not just Americans can be douchebags in Bolivia when he explained that the new draconian EU deportation "Directive of Return" is intended "to work better against labor exploitation", as "many European businessmen take advantage of the illegal condition of the undocumented persons and exploit them at work." (Xinhua) "It is important to make it clear that it is not the intention of the European countries to arbitrarily expel the undocumented, but it is a matter of legal safety." That's why the new regulations allow for undocumented immigrants to be detained for up to 18 months before deportation proceedings without any legal recourse to challenge their imprisonment. Some "legal safety"...

1 comment:

Bina said...

Funny how it's only the VICTIMS of labor exploitation being punished. Where are the deportations for the employers?