The European Agenda on Migration envisages the creation of these centres on the outer borders of the Union for the purposes of registration, photo-identification and fingerprinting of the disembarked migrants within 48 hours (72 hours maximum) of arrival. In case they refuse registration, they will be transferred to CIEs to be identified and repatriated.
The primary objective is the identification, and the immediate sorting, between those who have a right to request protection and those who must be repatriated (the so-called “economic migrants”), calling into question the fundamental principle of a necessary evaluation of the personal motivations behind each request for asylum. Basically, the police will proceed to ?
Six ports have been identified: Pozzallo, Porto Empedocle, Trapani, Lampedusa (already operating on an experimental basis), Augusta and Taranto. Greece has also begun experimenting the hotspot approach.