New statistics have revealed that France is now tied with Germany for new asylum applications this year, with over 90,000 mainly Muslim illegal migrant wannabes attempting to claim asylum in France.
Breitbart A document from the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) claims that France has seen a total of 91,372 asylum applications so far in 2019, just 767 less than Germany over the same period, French newspaper Le Bien Publique reports.
France and Germany combined have taken in roughly 40 per cent of all asylum seekers in the European Union, Norway and Switzerland in 2019.
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In 2018, Germany saw 184,000 asylum applications, while France saw a record 123,000, a number which beat the previous record set just one year before in 2017.
Didier Leschi, Director-General of the French Office for Immigration and Integration, explained the increase of asylum applications in France, saying: “France is not less protective than other countries, it is the opposite: this partly explains the attractiveness of our country and the fact that the asylum application continues to increase.”
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“We are seeing a very large influx of people from safe countries of origin in Eastern Europe who prefer to come to France because they are less protected in Germany,” Leschi added.
“We are also seeing the arrival in France of those who have been rejected in other European countries, such as in Northern Europe and Germany, particularly the Afghans because the assessment of the situation in Afghanistan is different according to the asylum systems of European countries. France is a rebound country, ” he said.
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