The European Union is preparing to launch a new crackdown on migrants, according to reports circulated in advance of a meeting of European member states Wednesday. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker convened an extraordinary meeting Tuesday to discuss the new measures that will go before the states.
If the reports are confirmed, not only will governments be asked to deprive irregular migrants of liberty pending deportation, the recommendations will also seek strong constraints for so-called secondary movements of refugees, who would be obliged to remain in the country of first entry into Europe even after requesting asylum.
Not included in the recommendations, however, are any infringement procedures for countries that have refused to accept migrant quotas. Although there’s not been any official word yet, it seems likely the decision to do nothing has again prevailed.