Living in our little fast-paced world, we often tend to forget some basic facts. The reasons and the roots of immigration are one of these.
Being raised in regions tormented by war,conflict and fear, refugees are not but people who seek their inborn rights as human beings. They pursue their rights to life, to education and even to freedom of thought. Hunted down by the Syrian conflicts, ISIS terror and threats, those people could not possibly have any other substantial option in order to survive but to immigrate. To them, Europe stands as one of the last remaining sanctuaries of their fundamental rights.
Closing the gates of Europe to them might appeal as an effective way to ensure the stability of european societies, but it also signifies the gradual loss of Europe’s fundamental ideals and identity.
It is true that this idealistic criticism on the European Union’s policy seems unable to offer any practical solution to the current crisis. However, this aspect underlines the importance for the Union to redirect its policies in order to guarantee not the temporary welfare of certain member states, but the dignity and the rights of both its citizens and the refugees that seek shelter within the European borders.