The number of illegal immigrants in Europe is growing rapidly

In the last few months, German police have again detected many more illegal entries into Germany, according to a confidential situation document drawn up by the German authorities, which was introduced to “Welt”. In Austria, the situation is already comparable to this from the migration crisis in 2015

In January, 4.4 thousand people illegally entered the Federal Republic. people, and then this number grew month by month to reach 6.9 thousand in July. people. In total, 36.1 thousand people have been identified in the first half of this year. illegal entries. This is an increase of 47 percent. compared to the previous year.

A spokeswoman for the Ministry of the Interior told us that most of the people who travel to Germany illegally come via the Balkans. The most common are citizens of Syria, Afghanistan, Turkey, Iraq and Tunisia: – The increase in the number of such people is also due to the further relaxation of travel restrictions related to the pandemic in Europe.

Illegal migrants are also increasing at the external borders of the European Union. According to internal analyzes of the European Border Guard Agency Frontex, which we reached, in July there were a total of almost 35,000 jobs. cases of unauthorized border crossing at the external borders of the EU and the Schengen area. This number was significantly higher than in the previous months (June: 29,000) and also higher than in the same month of the previous year (20,700).

The number of asylum applications has also increased. According to the data of the EU asylum agency EUAA, in the first half of 2022, about 406,000 were received in the EU countries, Norway and Switzerland. asylum applications. Compared to the same period last year, this is an increase of 68%.

The authors of a confidential situation document from the German security authorities say that the route through the Western Balkans and the central Mediterranean is now the main point of the migratory movement. In addition, transitions from Turkey to Italy are becoming increasingly important. In Germany, most illegal crossings are recorded at the borders with Austria and the Czech Republic, but also with Poland.

Austria is currently dealing with the highest number of migrants and asylum seekers since 2015. Austrians expect the number to continue to rise. A similar situation occurs on the border with the Czech Republic, where the number of illegal migrants has also increased significantly.

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