Poll Context: The migrant crisis will get worse with more than 800,000 queuing up to get into the European Union (EU) from Libya alone, warn police chiefs. Criminal human trafficking gangs are raking in around £4 billion a year charging migrants thousands of pounds/dollars a time to be smuggled into Europe by boat, trains, road and air. Police chiefs say people smugglers are finding new ways to get around the borders put up by desperate countries such as Slovakia and Austria which have struggled to cope with the influx. The report said that while the majority of migrants are travelling on false documents and are ferried about by land and boat, others are transported on planes using fake passports. “Intelligence held at Europol indicates that more than 90 per cent of all migrants reaching the EU use the facilitation services of a migrant smuggling network at some point throughout their journey.
So although well meaning, are these celebrities, leaders and politicians just lining the pockets of organised crime by calling for open borders?