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Europe's immigration crisis
Europe's immigration crisis

A month after hundreds of African and Middle Eastern migrants bound for Italy drowned when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the 28 countries of the European Union have finally agreed to deploy naval forces in response to the crisis on their southern flank. Yet the plan being discussed isn't aimed at preventing more lives from being lost at sea, nor will it do anything to change the desperate conditions in the migrants' home countries that are causing them to flee. The E.U.'s leaders still don't seem to grasp that the mass exodus of refugees could continue for years and that the challenges it presents can't be met with short-term fixes. The strategy...

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