Greece opens detention camp for immigrants as election looms
About 130,000 immigrants cross the country's porous sea and land borders every year, the vast majority via Turkey, and the authorities are forced to release those who are arrested because of a lack of permanent housing.This is just the beginning for Europe. Deportations are next, and then minorities will come under scrutiny, specifically Muslims. Unassimilated citizens may eventually be deported back to the lands of their ancestors, just as Jews were previously expelled at various times from various European nations.
With Greece in its fifth year of recession and worries over rising crime levels, illegal immigration has become a major issue in the run up of the May 6 election.
The once-obscure far-right Golden Dawn, which wants to deport all immigrants, is among the parties that has benefitted most from the mood among voters, and is expected to win its first seats in parliament.