Illegal Immigration into Europe

These men came from Pakistan
These men came from Pakistan
From Africa
From Africa
Detained to be sent home
Detained to be sent home

America is not the only country faced with illegal immigration. The European Union has the same problem. Instead of mainly Hispanics as it is in the US, in Europe, the majority are a mix of Arab, Turk, and those from North African countries, such as, Libya, Tunisia , Egypt, Lebanon. Syria. The massive problem in some ways far worse. These people have many languages, dialects, customs, religions that simply add complexity.

In Germany and France, natives are also angry at job loss to illegals who work for far less because they must to survive. France has one of the largest Muslim populations many with extreme non-western beliefs and customs. Germany has one of the largest populations of Turkish immigrants, which live in Turkish slums and ghettos. The Germans, like the French, do not like them. Unlike America, the Euro countries refuse to cater to them. They must learn German or French, they must adopt their customs and ways of life also, in order to become permanent residents or citizens. There are few Turkish publications or broadcasts in Turkish in Germany, unlike in America, where a Hispanic, could in theory, survive not having to learn English because Spanish TV, radio and print exist. Also, if a child is born in these countries, it does not give them, or family, any residence or citizenship rights. Contrast that to America, where when one is born here, they are automatically a citizen, making it easier for family members to gain residence.

Illegal immigrants come to Europe from Libya, Tunisia and North Africa enter through Italy after a dangerous journey across the Mediterranean in small boats or hidden in cargo vessels. Those migrating from the Middle East enter through Greece. These people get into the EU by crossing the Evros River, which separates Greece from Turkey. This area is not well monitored and has many gaping holes. The EU has determined since 2011, illegal immigration has jumped 40%, causing many social and economic problems that are all very similar to America's illegal problems.

The illegals that enter via Greece or Italy continue moving to Germany or France, where the economic situation is far better. Italy and Spain are in dire straits and seek a bailout from Germany. In one respect, Europe's illegal issue is the same as America's: these people are fleeing a life that is substandard and seeking even a marginally better one. That is their primary motivation. The border is 128 miles long. All of it is river, except for a six mile stretch of land. In 2010 at least 26,000 crossed here. The EU has about 170 policemen there.

On average, 500 of them cross into Europe daily, and smugglers earn up to $10000 per person who reach the border to Europe. Athens has 100,000 illegals trapped for a variety reasons as getting across undetected is getting more difficult now that the EU is building a $4 million dollar state of the art fence (see map). Many illegals run out of money in Greece and are stranded in an economy with no jobs and collapsing.

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Old Poolman 4 years ago from Rural Arizona

Very interesting hub. I had honestly not given much thought to other countries having the same type illegal immigration problems as the US, but it makes perfect sense. Most people in a really bad place or bad situation are going to try to get to a better place. This problem will most likely never end unless all borders are removed and we just call it the "World." Then everyone would be free to locate anywhere they wanted anytime they wanted to. Of course communication would be a problem until a universal language was decided on and learned by everyone. This was a very thought provoking hub.


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handymanbill 4 years ago from western pennsylvania

I suppose i should of realized that other country's were having the same problem's with people trying to get into there country's where they don't belong. The trouble is what you do with them when they come. They help to hurt economy's, because they work for prices that the citizens of that country can't work for. They also do not contribute to pay taxes on the money they make and in the case of the U.S. they use a lot of public services that are not paid for in some part by taxes. They also send money home to their country and it is not spent here.


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perrya 4 years ago Author

Well, the EU has tried to open border approach, once you are in, you can go anywhere. Now, many countries are going to back to borders and with checkpoints, of course, those who want in do find a way. The northern european countries do not like immigrants tainting their gene pool.


Jimmy 4 years ago

The Mexican Revolution of 1910 was a SHAM. Until this day, Mexicans are very peaceful people and they could not have risen to arms with pitchforks and machetes against the Mexican army on their own. Without a doubt, there were other forces and factors involved: It was orchestrated by the NWO to create a corrupt government and poverty.

They allowed the Mexican PRI regime to steal from the population and from the natural resources of the country for seventy years. The purpose was to drive as many Mexicans to the US as possible. They have been systematically driving marginalized population areas to the US. They are not doing that at gun point; they're doing it economically. Illegal immigration from Mexico is NOTHING NEW; it began shortly after the revolution took place ninety years ago.

The recent illegal immigration boom in California and the Southwest states is caused by fabricated armed conflicts in Chiapas, Guerrero, and Michoacan.

These conflicts are taking place among indigenous groups financed by the New World Order.

In 1998, a TV helicopter crew with journalists from TV Azteca decided to venture into the mountains of Chiapas to conduct interviews with the "armed revolutionaries". What they found was ASTOUNDING. They were caught and ordered to leave by a group of Americans and Europeans living among the indian tribes in Chiapas. These were the people that behind the conflict. They claimed to be "international observers"; nevertheless, they felt they had the authority to order the journalists to leave. This is irrefutable proof that there's a third party involved; it's the new world order.

In light of the never ending Chiapas armed conflict and a drastically increased illegal immigration, the PRI era came to an end. Former Coca-Cola CEO Vicente Fox won the presidential election promising tax breaks for investors that want to create jobs in the marginalized regions of Mexico. However, soon after getting elected, he made immigration his most important issue.

Fox wanted a free flow of workers between the US, Mexico and Canada. He's received heavy criticism from his political opponents for issuing survival kits for illegal immigrants. By doing that, Fox sent Mexicans to their death in the Sonora desert and the Rio Grande. The ones that survived and didn't get caught in the US live a miserable life and create social and economic problems. Fox wanted to legalize the people that come to the US illegally after he encouraged them to do so. This is the final stage of the NWO plan.

Despite the fact that I'm against illegal immigration, I never forget that there are people involved. They are still human beings; they are not monsters.

We should always keep the human aspect of this in mind. If we loose touch with that, as well as the REAL causes of this social and economic problem, we will fail.


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FGual 4 years ago from USA

Yes we understand the motivation, but who employs and exploits them? You guessed it, American citizens. Slap their employer with big fines or jail, they get lost. A lot have self-deported already, no find job. Yes they don't have to learn English, yet who made that possible? Who ordered all those bilingual signs and forms anyway? Did you guess liberal democrat? Don't elect them.


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perrya 4 years ago Author

I agree, for the most part.


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pramodgokhale 4 years ago from Pune( India)

Perrya,

I like your hubs, i think third time we interact.Illegal immigration is global problem.In India a developing nation also facing the problem of illegal migration,that is from Bangladesh,Nepal,SriLanka Mynamar.We feed them.these communities work on low wages and less educated and have different faiths and could not add any sizeable contribution into natioanl wealth.

Europe is highly advanced continent and could not accomodate immigrants beyond limit.Every nation has its culture and heritage, nobody likes multicultural and multifaith structure in making in motherland.

Immigrants where they migrate should assimilate quickly, transition is always painful, but new homeland where they settle ,should become part of that society


Fidel 4 years ago

While millions of mexicans come to the US illegally, they dont allow illegal people from Cuba making their way to America. Mexico not only go after cubans looking for freedom, they also deport them right on spot and not even back to Cuba, they are send to Guatemala!!!!

What a nerve, so Mexicans can do whatever they want, complain about human rights and all the bla bla bla, but they DO get rid of illegals without any mercy.

Maybe we should start deporting Mexicans to Cuba...I wonder if they have the guts to leave the island the way most cubans do, in a boat or any floating device...


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handymanbill 4 years ago from western pennsylvania

If the Cubans don't like Cuba then maybe its time they do something about there own Country. If the Mexicans don't like Mexico then maybe they need to do something about that.Stay in there own country's but stay out of the ours. We have our own problems to fix. If you wish to immigrate then do so by the correct method and legal way. There are no known flights that I am aware of to Cuba, so I guess they have to put them somewhere.


THEILLEAGLEDUDE 4 years ago

MY SELF I AM AN ILLEGAL ALLIEN LIVING IN MEXICO, I'M FROM A REMOTE PART OF PERU, SO WHAT, THIS GREAT COUNTRY MEXICO HAS ONE OF THE GREATEST CULTURAL DIVERSITY, AND HISTORY LIKE NO OTHER COUNTRY, AND I AM VERY THANKFUL, AND IT HAS ALLOW ME LEARN ALOT OF THINGS THE WHITE PEOPLE LACK, WHICH IS HONESTY. U.S. CITIZEN WILL ALWAYS HAVE THEIR EYES ON MEXICO JUST BECAUSE IS THE BRIDGE FOR MANY PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO GAIN ACCESS INTO THE STATES, BUT ALWAYS HAVE A WHITE LIE READY TO UNLEASH AGAINST THEIR CITIZENS. SO TO ME JUST LIKE ANY OTHER COUNTRY, MEXICO HAS ITS OWN LAWS, TRY TO GO TO CUBA AND SEE WHAT YOUR GOVERNMENT WILL TELL YOU...LET ME KNOW.


THEILLEAGLEDUDE 4 years ago

WHITE PEOPLE ALWAYS TRY CORNHOLE IMIGGRANTS BOTH LEGAL OR ILLEGAL. DONT TURN BACK ON THEM, GET CORNHOLED.


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handymanbill 4 years ago from western pennsylvania

I would not yell that to loud they will throw you in jail and send you back to Peru. Who would want to go to Cuba? A lot of Cubans are trying to get out of there and have been trying to for years. I sure don't.


THEILLEAGLEDUDE 4 years ago

WHITE PEOPLE ALWAYS TRY CORNHOLE IMMIGRANTS BOTH LEGAL OR ILLEGAL. TURN BACK, GET CORNHOLED.


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perrya 4 years ago Author

Aside from the debate about Cuba, cornhole , is this the same as screwed? This must be slang from an earlier generation. If so, there are legitimate and not legitimate reasons for the way illegals are treated. If a white person when to mexico, it would happen to them in some way.


The Great Cornholio 4 years ago

“I need TP for my bunghole!”


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perrya 4 years ago Author

papel hygenica, si?


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handymanbill 4 years ago from western pennsylvania

That is one irritated person thanks Perrya. I did not say anything that should of made him so mad. its a debate not a fight.


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perrya 4 years ago Author

The topic is a heated one.


Kirsten 4 years ago

I do think leaving your homeland with 5 grams of coke in your cornhole to sell it to kids in Texas is wrong. Same with the illegals who do not pay taxes and use public services, that shit is stealing plain and simple.


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perrya 4 years ago Author

@kirsten, of course. They do what they have to do to survive


tata 3 years ago

hi kirsten,

i honour ur view.but with different paradigm is with an illegal migrant.be in our boots and see.new world order makes it difficult for a developing country to fulfil basic needs and social protection.who and un organizations are unable and not capable in securing these.these institutions are not the right answer.western world unknowingly destroyed the sustainable life patterns of afrika and asia by introducing democracy ,technology,non traditional medicines,religion etc...do u thing that a non money based afrika would be pressurized this much in 1900.they will not want money for injections or mobile phones.another example / us eu developed with co2 emissions and now blocking world.that lead to high food prices and high energy prices.do they look at the developing world.no....giving out 0.002% as aids is just wiping hands.by allowing some percentage into the border these illegal migrants set development patterns in home countries.then to a certain extent in 20 years some development and demand for policy change happens.look at n korea.no movements but people think their president is the god.so they develop nuclear.now u give them aids....thats what happen if u block and crush the world with iron boots human starts to become terrorist which will cause more costs.so the best is to think as a world and ensure the world is happy place.also in human history no one had a homeland all are migrants.recent example more than 2 million swedish have migrated to us in 1920,1940 with no permit.england to australia where aboroginies lived a sustainable life close to nature.they had no probs with food ,they had traditional medicines.now that styles are destroyed.anyway if life is guaranteed with basic protection no wants to leave home with childhood memories.it is very bitter to say bye to hometown.so pls open ur eyes from our boots.

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