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El País - Spain | 20/08/2014

Frontex has turned migration into a business

Ten years after its founding in October 2004, the European Agency for the Management of External Borders Frontex stands for a misguided policy and an illegal immigration trade worth billions, anthropologist Ruben Andersson observes in the left-liberal daily El País: "In the last decade since the founding of the European agency Frontex in 2004, Europe's southern border has turned into a failed experiment. The 'fight against illegal immigration' has created an industry in which a growing number of agents are involved: the security forces of European and African states, defence and security companies, international and humanitarian organisations, research institutes and media. With every new tragedy, every new case of a boat sinking, the trade grows. But this 'industry of illegality' is not a solution but rather a fundamental part of the problem."

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