Border Securitization and Containment vs. Fundamental Rights: The European Union’s “Refugee Crisis”

When the “refugee crisis” surged to the forefront of the EU’s agenda in 2015, it did little to discourage the xenophobic wave that swept across member states. Instead, Brussels enacted policies aimed at containing, deterring, and pushing back refugees and migrants. Its most recent policies have continued this trend: increasing the powers of of the Frontex border agency, encouraging prolonged immigration detention, and involving non-EU states in interdiction efforts. Read article here.