Poland has announced it would be following nations including the U.S., Hungary, and Austria in pulling out of the UN migration pact, which it said would only “intensify” problems with illegal immigration.
Speaking on Radio Poland Tuesday, Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak confirmed the country would not be going to Marrakech next month to sign the agreement, which he said was “not a good solution” to Europe’s immigrant influx.
“This is not a method that would make it possible to reduce the migration crisis. On the contrary, it would only intensify the crisis,” Błaszczak told the public broadcaster, adding that Poland is cooperating with its fellow Visegrád nations to ‘migrant-proof’ external EU borders on the bloc’s east.
According to the Polish government, the document — which declares migration “inevitable, necessary and desirable”— did not meet its demands regarding the provision of “adequately strong guarantees of [nations’] sovereign right to decide who they allow to live in their territory”, and it failed to make a distinction between legal and illegal immigration.
A statement from the interior ministry added that signing the agreement, which is titled the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, would have been “contrary to the priorities of the Polish government, which are the security of Polish citizens and maintaining control over migration flows”.
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Last week, Breitbart London reported how Jean-Claude Juncker used a speech in Germany to lash out at the growing list of EU nations which have rejected the pact, which so far includes Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Estonia.
Asserting that governments pulling out of the agreement must be ignorant of its continents, the European Commission president claimed that the principles of “shared responsibility” outlined in the document would actually reduce illegal immigration.
In Germany, debate has raged for weeks on whether Angela Merkel is right to insist the nation sign up to the compact, with the Chancellor and other globalist politicians stressing the importance of showing leadership within the so-called international community on the issue and asserting that nothing in the 32-page draft — which contains 87 instances of the words ‘commit’ or ‘commitment’ — is legally binding.
However others urged the country pull out including the lawyer and Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politician Matthias Herdegen, who argued that the pact, which requires signatories “commit to eliminate all forms of discrimination” with measures including the state promotion of “diversity” and opening up welfare systems to all including illegal immigrants, was worded in a way that meant it occupied “a legal grey area”.
“It gives the impression of [state] liability,” he argued, warning that the agreement would result in raising the expectations of people in the third world who are willing to migrate — a demographic whose population is set to soar in the coming years, with the population of Africa alone projected to double by 2050 to 2. 5 billion.