May 8, 2006


Only educated aliens need apply in Europe (Elizabeth Bryant, 5/08/06, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

European governments, facing an immigration debate much like that in the United States, are pulling in the welcome mat, especially for low-skilled, illegal aliens from Africa and other developing regions.

Increasingly, governments are introducing immigration tests and other devices to screen out all but the brightest and most qualified in the face of rising anti-immigration sentiments -- despite having an aging population that leaves many European countries in need of new workers to bankroll their welfare states.

"There is a general trend toward regulation and restricting immigration and asylum seekers in particular," said Daniele Joly, a specialist on immigration issues at the University of Warwick in England. "In appearance at least, the door is closed to immigration. And the discourse of politicians is very hostile to immigration."

Meanwhile, the natives march in the streets and demand the entitlements that none of them care to work to pay for....

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 8, 2006 7:29 AM
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