In her latest Justia blog post, Illinois Law professor Lesley Wexler discusses the immigration issues that threaten to break apart the European migration system. Wexler describes the nature of the issues facing the European Union and the various perspective different nations are bringing to the table.
"Is the immigration issue an existential threat to the European community? At the very least, it is a serious enough problem for Europe (and for Chancellor Merkel’s continued rule in Germany) that the European Commission called an unusual informal meeting on migration. Other regions with less formal governance structures, such as Southeast Asia, often use such meetings to try to reach non-binding agreements on immigration issues. The absence of transparency and more collaborative environment is thought to facilitate agreement where more formal environments for more formal documents might present an insurmountable hurdle."
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