The secretary of state considers that they are “illegal migrants”.
The 630 migrants rescued by Aquarius, this week at the center of strong tensions over the migration policy of Europe, arrived by boat in Valencia on Sunday morning, after a week of wandering in the Mediterranean.
” Among the illegal migrants who arrive in Spain, many are from Bangladesh,” said Secretary of State for Asylum Theo Francken (N-VA) on Twitter. ” It is 9000 km from Libya and there is no war. They fly via Turkey to Tripoli before sailing to the EU. By what right do they enter the European Union? What are we doing? “