Internal security is one of the most important concerns of the people in the member states. Citizens must be relieved of their fears and irrational ideas. Migration is not a threat, but a necessity that benefits the community. In view of demographic trends and the rampant shortage of skilled workers, there is no alternative to managed migration. Immigrants bring cultural diversity, labour and consumption power to the member states and create new social impulses. We must finally put an end to the fact that populist policies are carried out on the backs of migrants and those seeking protection.
On the other hand, citizens must also have the feeling that governments are taking targeted and consistent action against illegal migration. External borders must therefore be protected even more effectively. Migrants who are obliged to leave the country must be returned to their countries of origin, but under the strictest scrutiny of each individual case. Compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights must be ensured at all costs. Voluntary departures are always preferable to deportations, as these are typically associated with hardship. Voluntary return can be effectively supported by improved advice on departure. Deportations to war zones such as Syria or Afghanistan must be avoided as they violate elementary human rights.