Immigration policies: misleading or too biased


HERE WE GO, AS ALWAYS. When it doesn’t know what to do, politics flaunts security and verbal decision. When he does not know how to manage large and complex phenomena such as immigration and the growing human mobility driven by globalization, he presents ‘quick and simple, definitive’ solutions to problems and fears, based however on mostly superficial knowledge and on a self-referential and easy-going conception relations between states, therefore unrealizable or difficult to prosecute, if not in years of hard political-diplomatic work that cannot be reduced to ‘beating the table’. “Prevent arrivals”, “send them home”, “help women and children but send boys back”, “select them in transit countries”, “help and block them in their countries”, “renegotiate all European treaties” … are presented as resolutive programs that can be implemented firmly and immediately. Newly elected, of course. Misleading advertising is illegal and the deceiving company will be fined. Politics, on the other hand, can afford to deceive. And the more he deceives, the more consensus he obtains: which is by now the first objective of today’s politicians. Of many, at least, since I know some, and some, whose seriousness, whose commitment and whose rigor are commendable.