Tired of migrants arriving from Africa, the E.U. has created a shadow immigration system that captures them before they reach its shores, and sends them to brutal Libyan detention centers run by militias.
- Europe has spent hundreds of millions of since 2015 to police this newly created southern border. Portions of this investment have gone to rebuild and retrain the Libyan Coast Guard, which has been tasked with catching migrants moving north from West Africa. But those millions have also gone to help prop up the operation of what has become a modern day gulag of prisons in Libya, where the captured migrants are sent.