UN official suggests securing borders is ‘racism’

Breitbart News reports that a United Nations official recently made the absurd claim that government measures to secure borders are racist. 

This is one of the main reasons why America’s southern border is not being secured. Because any attempt to secure the border will be deemed racist by far-left, open-border advocates, like this U.N. official.

“Racism”

The UN official who claimed that securing borders is “racist” is Flippo Grandi. He is the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.

Grandi’s comments came during a Festival of the Mind event recently held in Sarzana, Italy. There, he decried the different perceptions Europeans have had toward Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian refugees.

“I am not shocked by the statement that Ukrainians are refugees that are easier to host, due to geographical and cultural proximity,” he said. “I am shocked by those who say that Ukrainians are real refugees and others are not.”

Grandi continues by labeling those governments who try to secure their border as racist.

“For the others, the response is restrictive legislation, barbed wire, naval blockades, and pushbacks,” Grandi said. “This is racism. We have the legal and moral duty to welcome.”

Background

Like America, Italy, the country in which this event took place, is dealing with its own border problems.

Breitbart News reports that Italy, in each of the past two months, has witnessed the arrival of more illegal immigrants than it saw in all of 2019. It is not outside the realm of possibility that the country could see the arrival of as many as 100,000 migrants by the end of the year.

Our numbers here in America are significantly higher, but, obviously, we are a significantly bigger country. We have several months with over 200,000 illegal alien encounters. For us, it is not outside the realm of possibility that we can see well over 2 million illegal immigrant encounters by the end of the 2022 fiscal year.

The consequences of such a large number of individuals suddenly migrating to a country are obvious. A country, after all, only has so many resources.

Yet, leftists, like Grandi, continue to argue that such practical considerations are racist. What they never do, though, is explain how it is “racism.” And, that’s because they have nothing to back their claim up.

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