The new leader of Frontex, the European Union agency tasked with securing borders, has called for open borders and vowed to appease left-wing pro-mass migration activists.
Well, this is awkward.
Hans Leijtens, who is set to take on the role from March 1st, gave a press conference in which he asserted that Frontex border guards will not take place in any “pushback” of illegal immigrants.
In a separate interview with Welt am Sonntag, Leijtens also expressed a view that should be completely anathema to the head of a border agency.
NEW – Europe’s top border guard, Frontex chief Hans Leijtens, says “nothing can stop people from crossing a border” and advocates for more “openness towards migrants.” pic.twitter.com/JrsPtyhp4Q
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) January 23, 2024
“Nothing can stop people from crossing a border, no wall, no fence, no sea, no river,” said Leijtens, which is a bizarre statement given that’s his one job.
The Frontex chief is essentially admitting that his role is to oversee the total elimination of European borders while pretending to secure them.
The phrase, “The purpose of a system is what it does” has never been more apt.
Leijtens also extended an olive branch to human rights organizations and NGOs that have been complicit in pushing open borders and in some cases work hand in hand with criminal people smugglers.
Congratulations to Hans Leijtens @lgenLeijtens today appointed new @Frontex executive director.
My thanks to @KalnajaAija for her excellent leadership during a difficult period.
We are committed to continue improving Frontex governance, to best protect the EU external border. pic.twitter.com/riO0Qsd0Lb
— Ylva Johansson (@YlvaJohansson) December 20, 2022
The new head promised more transparency and said he was “not the type of director who will build a fence around Frontex…I want to open the doors,” indicating he would listen to any concerns highlighted by left-wing activists about Frontex operations.
As we document in the video below, given the rise in success of AfD, the German government has been forced to make moves to tighten border controls, following in the footsteps of Sweden and Denmark.
However, given that the man in charge of the entire European Union border policy is essentially a left-wing open borders activist, they may run into some difficulties.
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