Trump-style on the US-Mexico border: Poland will build an anti-immigrant wall on the border with Belarus

This Friday, October 29, the Senate of Poland approved the building a wall from five meters high and 100 kilometers long in its border with Belarus, to which some 350 million euros with the objective of stop the entry of migrants -mainly from the Middle East- whose final destination is generally Germany.

The law was promoted by the government ultraconservative party Law and Justice (PiS) and it is expected that the president of the country, Andrzej Doubt, ratify it in the next few days with your signature. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, has justified the project in the need to protect the external borders of the European Union before what qualifies as “hybrid war” launched by the Belarusian president, Aleksandr Lukashenko, to destabilize the community territory with the arrival of irregular immigration.

East border wall, which began to be delimited with a barbed wire and concertina fence since last August it was proposed to stop the crossing of people without documents and it will be adequate with cameras and motion sensors, according to international media.

The migrants entering Poland themselves are not originally from Belarus, but These two nations of the European Union are passing through for people leaving countries like Iraq, Iran or Afghanistan, who seek to reach the east of the continent, mainly Germany, whose authorities reported an increase in migratory flows and announced that they will consider new measures to stop it.

Poland and Belarus do not want to shelter migrants

According to CNN, between January and September of this year, the Polish Border Guard reported that it prevented 9,287 attempts by people to cross the border between your country and Belarus; but the most worrying thing is that of this figure, close to eight thousand were in just the last two months.

Consequently, Poland has tightened security on its border, deploying more than 10 thousand members of the Army for stop the entry of migrants; According to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) those who have already been deported are not well received in Belarus, so migrants are left adrift without food or shelter and at risk before the arrival of winter, in which the temperature drops to less than 20 degrees.

According to the EFE news agency, in recent months eight people have died on the Polish-Belarusian border due to frostbite, poisoning or diseases.

This measure brings to mind the intention of the former President of the United States, Donald Trump, to build a border wall with Mexico, which would be paid by our country in order that migrants from Central and South America, but also from this side, they did not reach the nation of the stars and stripes, because they were – according to the tycoon – criminals and people who stole jobs from Americans.

With information from AFP, CNN, Deutsche Welle, EFE and The New Statesman World


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