Letter from Evo Morales regarding proposed new European Union Immigration policies

Regarding "The Return Directive" Until the end of the Second World War, Europe was a continent of  emigrants. Tens of millions of Europeans came to the Americas to colonize,  escape hunger, financial crisis, wars, European totalitarianisms and the  persecutions of ethnic minorities.   Today, I am following with deep concern the approval process of  the so-called "Return Directive". The text, validated on June the  5th by the Home  Affairs Ministers of the 27 European Union countries, has to be voted on  June 18th in  the European Parliament. I consider that it drastically hardens the  detention and expulsion conditions of undocumented immigrants, regardless of  the length of their stay in the European countries, their employment situation,  their family ties, their will or their achieved integration. read more