Polish Government Ups Anti-Migrant Rhetoric Ahead of Elections
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Polish border guards watch asylum seekers stuck at the Polish-Belarus border in Bialowieza, May 28, 2023.
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In a bid to legitimize its anti-migrant agenda, Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) is holding a national referendum on the same day as national elections on October 15. The government pushed a law through the Sejm, Poland’s lower house of parliament, in August to make this referendum possible.
Two of the four referendum questions relate to the government’s anti-migrant policy, asking the public loaded questions about whether they want to admit “illegal immigrants” from the Middle East and North Africa as “imposed” by the EU migration pact, and …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch