SilentRight wrote:Hmmm if only there were some sort of middle ground between some sort of underfunded prison run by a for profit entity, and just letting these people go when they arrive in Europe and hoping that they leave when they are asked to.
Too bad such a thing us impossible right?
You brought up the Australian system, have a look into it, it's far more troubling than just being an "underfunded prison".
If people come to Europe and are accepted as immigrants or asylum seekers, why shouldn't they be allowed to be "just let go"? Fleeing persecution is not a crime and the vast vast vast majority are decent people that are just looking for safety.
Of course you have a tiny minority that are not decent people. I'd agree they should be locked up/deported. Mistakes will always be made, people will slip through cracks and bad gooseberry fool will happen. The fear that seems to grip so many people is misfounded though, you are not very likely to be hurt or killed by an asylum seeker, to throw away our humanity (as per the Aussie system) out of cowardly paranoia is far worse (imo) than accepting a tiny risk that a bad guy will slip through.