"Lesvos is becoming an offshore island for the EU to keep unwanted migrants away. Onshore "Islands" are also emerging for instance Idomeni, Grande Synth and Calais where the law does not protect the asylum seeker."
- M.Bedir (2016) After Belonging
Bedir argues that these sites, spaces have been transformed into "extraterritorial wastelands, blackholes managed by private companies profiting from national governments or the EU." Frontex being at the core.