Hundreds of thousands of failed asylum seekers who are actually welfare seekers will be deported from Europe within weeks under secret plans leaked to The Times. Yeah, I’ll believe it when I see it.
Brussels will threaten to withdraw aid, trade deals and visa arrangements if countries in Africa such as Niger and Eritrea refuse to take back their economic migrants. The proposals also envisage EU states detaining thousands of migrants to prevent them from absconding to avoid deportation.
Washington Examiner (h/t Charlotte) Of 600,000 refugees, only 20% are Syrian and 72% of them are young military age men. The refugee wave sweeping over the European Union has nearly reached last year’s total of 662,000, but despite reports that many are families from Syria just 20 percent are from that war-torn nation and most are younger men.
Eurostat, the EU’s statistical agency, said that by August, 600,000 had arrived at the union’s border seeking asylum, but just 121,500 were from Syria. The rest came from a collection of other countries including Kosovo, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Pew Research Center reviewed the Eurostat data and found that Germany is the overwhelming choice of those fleeing home nations, with 40 percent applying for asylum in Germany.
Pew noted that while the number of Syrians fleeing was lower than the impression given by the media coverage, many from other countries are claiming to be Syrian and holding Syrian passports which are easily purchased on the black market, because people from that nation appear to be on the fast-track for asylum.
More than half the asylum seekers, in fact, are from just five countries: Syria, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Albania and Iraq. Most (72 percent) are male, and more than half (54 percent) are ages 18 to 34; men in that age bracket account for fully 43 percent of asylum applicants,” said Pew.
Reportedly, at least 400,000 people who entered the EU in the first half of this year are expected to have their asylum claims rejected, posing a humanitarian and political challenge for EU leaders.