Anti-Migration Austria Will Soon Control Debate Over Open Borders

Immigration hardliners will hold EU presidency in 2018

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Austria will assume the presidency of the European Council in the second half of 2018, and Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is preparing to direct focus onto immigration and border security in a radically different manner than the globalists in Brussels.

Austria’s governing coalition is considered to be the most ‘right wing’ in Western Europe, and it plans to change the conversation about immigration during the six month stint in which Vienna will control the rotating position of the presidency.

“Our aim is very clear – that in Europe there should not only be a dispute over redistribution [of migrants] but also at last a shift of focus towards securing external borders,” Chancellor Kurz said a recent press conference. “Protection [of borders] alone will not solve the migration question, but the decisive question is what happens to people after their rescue – so are they brought to central Europe, or are they taken back to countries of origin or other safe regions where they can be provided for?”

Chancellor Kurz will host a summit for European leaders on migration and security on September 20, and the 31-year-old has already shown his willingness to stand firm when dealing directly with seasoned internationalists like German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Council President Donald Tusk, who clearly view Kurz and the populist revolution he represents as a lethal threat to the decaying superstate.

“We must put an end to the destructive emotions surrounding the issue of (migrant) relocation, as they continue to fuel populism and divide Europe,” Tusk announced in the presence of Kurz after the two met last month in Vienna to discuss Austria’s upcoming presidency.

While Kurz is considered an immigration hardliner, his policies pale in comparison with those of Vice Chancellor Heinz Christian-Strache, who has called for sub-zero migration to Austria and for migrants to be treated as uninvited invaders – positions that sit far closer to the mainstream with Europeans than mainstream media would have the public believe.

“We do not need an upper limit, nor a halving of the upper limit – we need a zero-migration, in fact, a minus-migration, because of all the illegals and criminals who are in the country,” Strache said last year. “Let us put an end to this policy of Islamisation… otherwise we Austrians, we Europeans will come to an abrupt end.”

Earlier this week, a family of three was stabbed by an Afghan migrant in Vienna, where the father remains in critical condition.

Also this week, a senior Hungarian official made waves after posting a video shot in Vienna showing the radical transformation and decay it is experiencing after years of Third World immigrants and illegal aliens flooding the formerly pristine jewel of European culture.

“If we let them [migrants] in and we let them live in our cities, there will be a higher crime rate, impoverishment, dirt and filth, and impossible urban conditions as a consequence,” Minister Lázár Bécsben warned viewers and Hungarian voters. “If they come in, this process will be irreversible.”

The video was immediately censored and removed by Facebook, but later reinstated after backlash and protest by Bécsben.

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