Get tough on migration

Alexis Papachelas’s article «Fence defense» (10/1/11) was excellent and to the point. Greece’s national security and national survival is at stake. The claim of asylum is a term all illegal immigrants use to buy time while heading down to Athens; most are economic migrants. The Dublin II treaty needs to be scrapped, which makes me wonder why Greece signed it in 2003 given that 90 percent of all illegal immigrants come via Turkey. The Greek state is to blame for the illegal immigrants being there in large numbers. It has taken 20 years for the penny to drop. Greece has a standing army of 100,000. Why hasn’t it been better utilized for border control? Greece must now begin the process of massive deportations and the bill should be sent directly to Brussels. GEORGE SALAMOURAS Melbourne, Australia