RikH 5pts You miss the perception people have. Immigrants will first stop moving in these quantities if there is less pull (assuming equal push). This isnot the same as when measures are agreed, This will be when measures are executed, work in practice and are communicated to the immigrant community. Could well be months after the measures. And that is with measures working. The Dutch plan for instance assumes that nearly all immigrants should be repatriated to Turkey. While repatriation at the moment is a complete disaster (it simply has never done the job). Making a plan based on a thing that never even remotely worked brings to mind one of Einstein's quotes. Measures working or not is likely the essential one. An increasing number of non-war region immigrants will simply try to use the opportunity. Could well make up for the ones that are stopped by the new policies. If sending them back doesnot really work you can have all the measures in the world and it won't work. In this respect Merky has really screwed up this on. It could well work as Pandora's box. After you opened it things can not be reversed. There is even a bigger perception issue with the locals. The should have the perception that the thing is under contriol. Like with normal immigration (of 3rd worlders) it will be seen as a problem even when the flow would be completely stopped as immigrants remain immigrants in the eyes of many even when they are a decade or longer in the host country. Made even worse when there is negative news about them. Of which there is likely a lot.Basically you will have to destroy most of the pull factors. Dump them with no Schengen visa exit in another 3rd world country and close the outside border. Another Aussi exampel immigrants could work all day for 20 Dollar in a camp. Still there was a substantial inflow by eg Indonesian fishermen for whom 20 bucks a day is gigantic. Any way one should take away the perception of an opportunity of th European dream (or even a life on welfare there) to make this work.