European conservatives’ go-to model for ending illegal immigration doesn’t look so solid anymore.
- Keely Sullivan
For the first time in decades, a court in Australia has freed an inmate from the Pacific nation’s zero-tolerance immigrant detention system, calling into question the legal foundation of how it handles asylum seekers.
European migration hawks have long eyed Australia’s approach — because it worked. Though decried by human rights advocates, the system’s supporters note that Australia has had next to no illegal sea arrivals since…