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A pro-refugees rally in Vienna in 2015. Austria had between 100,000 and 200,000 unauthorised immigrants in 2017
The Pew Research Center study, based on data from the 32 EU and Efta member states and international organisations, found the range was significantly higher than in 2014 (3 million to 3.7 million) but had fallen slightly since a 2016 peak of 4.1 million to 5.3 million. The study also found that unauthorised immigrants in Europe came from many different countries, had arrived relatively recently and were mostly young and male.
The number of unauthorised immigrants in Germany almost doubled between 2014 and 2016, while in the UK the total barely changed. The report’s authors said most of the UK’s unauthorised immigrants were “likely to be people who have overstayed their visas, or asylum seekers who have remained in the UK after not seeing their cases approved”.
Just under a third of unauthorised immigrants in Europe in 2017 came from Asia Pacific countries including Afghanistan and Pakistan, 23% came from European non-EU/Efta countries such as Russia and Turkey, 21% came from the Middle East and north Africa, including Syria and Iraq, and 17% came from sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigeria and Eritrea. In the UK, 52% were from the Asia Pacific region. Across the 32 states, 56% of all unauthorised immigrants had lived in their country of residence for less than five years and 16% for between five and nine years, the study found. In Germany, 66% had arrived since 2014, while in the UK nearly six in 10 had been in the country for five years or longer.
Mario, please. The word migrant is so, well, negative. Can we call them long term visitors instead? I am trying to get in step with the New Europe.
Reminds me of a Cretan I spoke to once. He said, "yeah, we had a bunch of them as tourists here in the 1940s and it was hard to get them to leave!" ... speaking of the German occupation forces in World War II.
originally posted by: ManFromEurope
A lot of them are immigrants from countries in europe which are not part of the EU. Those pump up the numbers, but do not come from Africa or Asia.
If you are in Croatia, I would be interested to hear how it is there. If nothing else, it seems like Croatia is on "the highway" leading to wealthy EU lands.
Naime, hrvatski kapaciteti za smještaj ilegalnih migranata su izuzetno mali u odnosu na njihov sve veći priljev. U Centru u Ježevu ima mjesta za 96 osoba, u Centru u Trilju je 14 četverokrevetnih soba, u zagrebačkom hotelu Porin ima mjesta za 100 soba.
Namely, the Croatian capacities for the accommodation of illegal migrants are extremely small in relation to their increasing influx. In the center in Ježevo there is room for 96 persons, in the center in Trilj there are 14 quadruple rooms, in the Zagreb Hotel Porin there is room for 100 rooms.
originally posted by: F2d5thCavv2
a reply to: MarioOnTheFly
Mario, btw, is the "MUP" a police force? Was wondering because Bing translated "MUP" as "Mister MUP".