Illegal migration into the EU increases by 26%

The number of illegal border crossings in the European Union during the first quarter of 2020 rose by 26 per cent from the previous year. There were 24,500 illegal crossings officially recorded by April 1st, despite a steep decrease in March, according to a new report from Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency.

Roughly half of all penetrations by nationals took place on the eastern Mediterranean migratory route,’ which encompasses Greece’s land and sea borders.”In the first three weeks of 2020, over 10,300 illegal border crossings were discovered on this route or 5% more than one year ago,” Frontex reports.”

The number of migrants taking this route into Europe dropped 38 per cent from February to around 2,300, regardless of the spike in elections early in the month.”The precipitous drop in illegal crossings along this course corresponds with an ineffective surge of migrants via Turkey that had been repelled by Greek border forces during weeks of violent confrontation.”

Afghans were the very best nationality detected on the route, accounting for more than one out of every three irregular migrants discovered, followed by Turkish and Syrian nationals,” Frontex has shown.

The overwhelming representation of Afghans corresponds with figures reported by Infowars Europe, which contradicted a story presented by mainstream press suggesting the migrants attempting to reach Europe were mostly ‘Syrian refugees.’ Greece’s eastern islands have endured the brunt of an endless migration flow that escalated again during the next half of 2019.

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