The recent admission by the European Union (EU) executive body that 40 percent of all “refugees” who invaded Europe last year have “no chance” of qualifying for asylum, ignores the EU’s own rules which clearly state that none have any right to asylum at all.
As reported in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, a “senior European Commission official” recently admitted that “40 percent of the migrants who recently entered via the Balkans route have no realistic prospect of asylum or refugee status in the European Union.”
While this admission is dramatic, it implies that 60 percent of the invaders do have a valid claim to asylum in Europe—something which is completely untrue.
In fact, they all have broken the EU’s own rules governing refugees, which specifically incorporate the legal principle known as the “first country of asylum”—a rule which says that “refugees” do not have the right to apply for asylum from a country in which they are already safe.
Contrary to liberal claims that there is no legal basis for the principle of “first country of asylum,” this concept is in fact written into the EU’s own rules, specifically the Asylum Procedures Directive (Directive 2005/85/EC of December 1, 2005).
Article 26 of this Asylum Procedures Directive reads as follows:
The concept of first country of asylum
A country can be considered to be a first country of asylum for a particular applicant for asylum if:
(a) s/he has been recognised in that country as a refugee and s/he can still avail him/herself of that protection; or
(b) s/he otherwise enjoys sufficient protection in that country, including benefiting from the principle of non-refoulement;
provided that s/he will be re-admitted to that country.
In other words, a “refugee” coming from a country in which they have already been granted refuge, and where they are not threatened with expulsion back to their country of origin, falls under Article 26 of the EU’s Asylum Procedures Directive.
(“Non-refoulement” is the legal term for the principle in international law which forbids the rendering of a true victim of persecution to his or her persecutor.)
This Article 26 has been written into all EU Member State legislation in one form or another, and specifically in Germany, has been incorporated into law under Article 29 of that country’s Asylum Procedure Act, paragraph 27, which reads as follows:
Safety elsewhere from persecution
(1) A foreigner who was already safe from political persecution in another third country shall not be granted asylum status.
(2) If the foreigner holds a travel document issued by a safe third country (Section 26a) or by another third country pursuant to the Convention related to the status of refugees, it shall be presumed that he was safe from political persecution in that country.
(3) If before entering the federal territory, a foreigner lived for more than three months in another third country where he is not threatened by political persecution, it shall be presumed that he was safe there from political persecution. This shall not apply if the foreigner provides plausible evidence that deportation to another country where he is threatened by political persecution could not be ruled out with reasonable certainty.
In other words, every single “refugee,”—even those fleeing from Syria—who has entered Europe via the Balkans route from Turkey, has left that country (Turkey) which has already granted them asylum and safety.
As such, EU and German law specifically forbids them from qualifying for asylum in Europe.
These same rules apply to all the nonwhite invaders who have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Italy and Spain. All have left “safe” countries where they were in no danger of being deported back, even if they had come from a “war zone” (which most of them have not).
The EU’s rules are thus very clear and explicit: there are no “legal asylum seekers” at all in Europe. Every last one of them has broken international and EU law.
The actions of the Merkel regime, and all other European governments which have opened Europe’s doors to this invasion, have placed them clearly outside and above the law.
All these governments are therefore acting illegally, and by breaking the law, they have now set the standard by which they can be combatted.