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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - Strasbourg Revised edition

Response to the caravan of Central American migrants at the Mexican border (debate)

  Jussi Halla-aho, on behalf of the ECR Group. – Mr President, many people on both sides of sides of the Atlantic have spent the past two years complaining how unattractive the US has become because of the Trump administration. It is a little difficult to take this seriously when we consider the number of people who are trying so hard to get there from Central America and other places.

The big question here is: what is a civilised country supposed to do when it is invaded by a large number of unarmed civilians? Can it be that it is not supposed to do anything? This is a very acute question in Europe as well. Instead of just condemning everything Mr Trump does, or plans to do, we should work to find an acceptable but efficient way of stopping illegal migrants from entering freely a country that does not want to have them.

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