Feijóo rescues the PP’s xenophobic expression against migrants and warns of a “call effect”

Feijóo rescues the PP’s xenophobic expression against migrants and warns of a “call effect”
Feijóo rescues the PP’s xenophobic expression against migrants and warns of a “call effect”

Feijóo has attacked Sánchez’s migration policies because he claims that they will lead to the arrival of more migrants this summer. “Taking measures in Spain that are similar to those taken in other countries can and does lead to a knock-on effect for this summer,” the leader of the Popular Party said on Wednesday.

The PP is thus recovering an expression, “the call effect”, which it coined to criticise the regularisation of migrants promoted by Zapatero in 2005 and which the party has used on numerous occasions.

At that time, the PP warned of this supposed call effect. They claimed that it was “a call effect of considerable proportions” and stressed that this effect existed, despite the fact that both their predecessor Aznar and Zapatero regularized approximately the same number of migrantsjust over half a million.

The truth is that, during the Zapatero years, marked by the economic crisis, The number of migrants arriving by boat decreasedThey increased, however, as the economy recovered, already during the Rajoy governments.

In June 2018, Sánchez authorized the arrival of the Aquarius ship at the port of Valencia, and the issue of the pull effect was heard again by the Popular Party. The then leader of the PP, Pablo Casado, repeated on several occasions that the “problem” had been the “pull effect.”

But the fact that the call effect is a questionable concept is demonstrated by Italy and the presidency of Georgia Meloni. Its policies have not stopped the arrival of migrants by sea. Last year, almost 52,000 more foreigners arrived by boat than in 2022.

 
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