European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana on Tuesday criticized U.S. plans to extend barriers along its border with Mexico, saying immigrants should not be treated like criminals.This is probably part pan-Hispanic, and part what you'd expect someone involved in a transnational organization to say. An official from a somewhat forced, sovereignty-sapping organization probably isn't inclined to support the sovereignty of the U.S. On the other hand, part of it might also be an attempt to weaken the U.S. by encouraging even more illegal immigration.
"A wall that separates one country from another is not something that I like or that the European Union members like," Solana said at a news conference in Mexico City. "We don't think walls are reasonable instruments to stop people from crossing into a country."
The EU believes immigrants should be treated "like people, not like criminals," he said...
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