Eurostat has released figures revealing that just 28% of asylum claimants in the European Union, plus Norway and Switzerland, are from Syria (and many of those are holding fake Syrian passports). Notice the absence of any women or children in the photos below.
Breitbart The Sun newspaper reports that 334,800 out of 1.2 million asylum seekers in 2016 were from Syria, with hundreds of thousands coming from North Africa as well as countries such as Pakistan, Nigeria, and Albania…the vast majority of whom are not refugees, but economic freeloaders.
The numbers may surprise some members of the public, given the heavy emphasis placed on migrants “fleeing war-torn Syria” by much of the Left-leaning media and politicians.
The true figure may be even lower, with European authorities having struggled to identify migrants posing as Syrians fraudulently for years. Syrian passports on the black market are inexpensive and easy to come by which is why so many obviously African invaders show up with Syrian passports.
At 1.2 million, total asylum claims for 2016 fell only 92,000 short of their previous record high in 2015, despite the conclusion of a 6 billion euro deal with Turkey to contain the flow of migrants through that country – a deal which is now being threatened by the Islamist government in Ankara.
Sixty per cent of all asylum claims (722,265) were made in Germany, where the government declared there was “no limit” on the number of migrants it would accept in 2015, but has taken a seemingly harder line in advance of this year’s federal elections.
Greece saw a stunning 339 per cent increase in asylum claims, with arrivals from Turkey finding it harder to proceed to other European countries after Hungary led the way on strong border controls, reducing its own claims total by 84 per cent.
Better border controls have also drastically reduced entry via Bulgaria, where civilian volunteers patrol the Turkish frontier and turn back illegal migrants, and via the lesser known Arctic route, where thousands used to cross to Scandinavia via Russia.
Italy saw a huge surge in illegal migration, however. Illegal sea crossings reaching an all-time annual high and are increasing dramatically as 2017 proceeds. Over a million asylum applications were still being reviewed by national authorities as 2016 drew to a close.
Bloomberg Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has accused billionaire investor George Soros of being a prominent member of a circle of “activists” trying to undermine European nations by supporting so-called refugees which are comprised mainly of economic migrants as well as thousands of ISIS/al Qaeda jihadists heading to the continent from the Middle East and North Africa.
“His name is perhaps the strongest example of those who support anything that weakens nation states, they support everything that changes the traditional European lifestyle,” Orban said in an interview on public radio Kossuth. “These activists who support immigrants inadvertently become part of this international human-smuggling network.”