Rickard Sandell of the Royal Elcano Institute in Madrid has predicted that the migration now under way could signal the prospect of an African "mass exodus" and armed conflict. What one sees today "is only the beginning of an immigration phenomenon that could evolve into one of the largest in history. The mass assault on Spain's African border may just be a first warning of what to expect of the future."
Taking this scenario in a different direction, an easy salve to Europe's demographic problem can be found south of the Rio Grande. During America's industrial revolution, factory owners would send recruiters to European villages looking for workers. Although I've seen this idea mentioned a few times (but not a lot), by other writers, the EU should seriously consider sending immigrant recruiting missions to Mexico, Central America, and South America. Most of the people there speak a Romance language, and their cultural values, while somewhat different, still have a great deal in common with Europeans, in marked contrast to potential immigrants from Muslim nations.
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