The phenomenon of migration, seen at every stage of human history, became politicized after the Second World War, was restricted after the 1973 oil crisis, and was included among the various security issues after the Cold War. As a result of the 9/11 attacks and the explosions in the leading cities in Europe, migration became the focus of security policies. This study analyzes the securitization of migration from Africa to Europe as a case study through the lens of the Copenhagen School and explores the European Union’s efforts to create a common migration policy. It asks to what extent the relationship between migration and security affects these and argues that decisions taken under the influence of securitization hinder the creation of an effective immigration policy. It assesses the success or failure of these policies and asks why the unsuccessful policies failed.