The EU needs a common immigration policy

Immigration is a controversial topic all over Europe, not just in Britain. Different member states are affected to differing extents. Inevitably the countries at the borders of the union bear the brunt of the immigration flows and the costs of patrols, detention and deportation. The burden therefore needs to be better shared, but should countries like Britain pay more when we are such a long distance from the borders of Europe.

The EU needs a common immigration policy

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The next natural step after the very successful creation of the Euro is a united singular immigration policy.
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Europe is a very large continent. The culture and values of those in Eastern Europe are very different from those in Western Europe. While some Countries are conservatively Christian or Muslim, spangled with overt, ostentatious and common displays of religious totems, others like Sweden, are mostly atheist.Official languages are different, lifestyles, family structures and savoir faire all differ.There is no singular law, English law is squarely different from that practiced in Spain, for example.

Since laws,cultures,ideals,dominant religions and languages vary, so should immigration policies.

The EU needs a common immigration policy

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To protect western values

[[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7314300.stm]]
Europe has to toughen up and be united against people-smugglers who traffic illegal immigrants and sex-workers in and out of Europe.

'Freedom of speech/expression' is held very high in this Zeitgeist's understanding of western values. Europe has to make sure that intolerance,hatred and violence/aggression in answer to free speech, is curtailed then snuffed.[[http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/gavinhewitt/]]

The EU needs a common immigration policy

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Britain does bear the brunt of immigration

Just because Britain is not near the borders of Europe, it does not mean that as a country it has less immigration issues. On the contrary, due to it's generous welfare structure Britain is targeted by Eastern immigrants. In order for Britain to maintain the high level of benefits available to it's citizens whilst keeping immigration down, a common European policy of immigration should be adopted so that Britain is protected from influxes of immigrants.

No not immigrants, their progeny 'British' Born and Bred, You can not call people born and bred in the U.K immigrants, maybe ghetto-dwellers, racial-minorities but not immigrants. The parents of certain British terrorists 'were' immigrants and suffice to say the parents were never involved in any terrorist activity.

Spain, however WAS attacked by immigrants or F.O.B s if you like.Restricting immigration in Spain could curtail terrorism, since their terrorists weren't home-grown. However, since having a British passport, means easy access to all of Europe,it makes sense therefore,for all of Europe to have a common immigration policy.

The fact that Britain is targeted by immigrants surely would mean that it is better if Britain adopted its own immigration policy. In every country the problem of immigration is different. Some countries need immigrants, others are over populated. Rather than a common policy trying to cover all cases across the European Economic Community, surely it would be better for each individual member state to adopt their own policy based on the needs of that particular country. This would be alot easier to draft per country than it would be for the European Council to decide among themselves how best to operate across the whole of Europe.

The EU needs a common immigration policy

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It already controls our borders?

That is simply not true. Certainly for these 'Islamic immigrants' you seem to be worried about. We are only obliged to let in immigrants from other EU members non of which are Islamic countries and the ones with significant Muslim populations are as developed as the UK is so there is little incentive to move. The amount of immigration from the Caribbean, Africa and Asia (basically everyone we think of as immigrants/second generation except for the recent eastern European wave) were the result of British policies not European. Until 1962 anyone in the commonwealth could come and live in Britain, this declined through to 1972 when the route from the commonwealth was pretty much closed.[[http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/policyandlaw/nationalityinstructions/nisec2gensec/immigrationacts?view=Binary]]

It should also be noted that the rest of Europe is as concerned about immigration as Britain is. Catching more at Europe's borders is better than waiting for them to reach the Channel.

The EU already controls our (the UK's) borders and immigration policies, which go along the line of "Everybody come on in". Making it official would only cost money and make the UK even less distinguishable from any other European Union puppet state. Why is it not possible for the UK to do so itself? Mass immigration (particularly Islamic) has played a massive role in the recent social engineering project (or (Frankfurt school) societal subversion). Plus to go ahead with this would only make it more problematic for a genuine government to reinstate it's control of the country if the people ever think for themselves and elect one. Basically yes we need borders but the EU is the reason we have none, so letting it spend millions of pounds creating yet another 'treaty' and changing it's infrastructure even more to confuse people will only make matters worse.

The mass immigration element of 'subversion' :
http://theopinionator.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/05/the-below-is-a.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZtc2ma2GEQ&feature=channel_video_title
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4hpfqFt-0Q&feature=related
http://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips/6606449/the-danish-witchhunt-against-the-truthtellers.thtml
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdHuRabSQDU

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