Migrants blamed amid Greek debt crisis

“Illegal immigrants who have swamped Greece’s borders are accused of exacerbating the financial crisis that now threatens to infect other eurozone nations.

The annual cost of sustaining this immigrant population – in terms of healthcare, crime and impact on legitimate businesses – is estimated at 6 billion euros, says the president of the Athens Chamber of Commerce, Constantine Michalos. …

With an official population of just 11 million, half that of Australia, Greece now hosts a staggering 1 million illegal immigrants and asylum seekers.

Nearly 130,000 people were detained last year attempting to enter Greece illegally.

The financial and migrant crises are closely linked.

Athens Chamber of Commerce president Constantine Michalos says that with no documentation and no money, immigrants pour into Greek cities, exacerbating the country’s financial woes by becoming foot soldiers in the nation’s 15 billion euro a year illicit street trade, controlled by organised crime.

“In view of the growing unemployment in Greece at the moment, this is the only way that the immigrants can survive,” Mr Michalos said.

“The problem has significantly exaggerated in recent years due to the increase in the numbers of immigrants and worsens because they are ‘trapped’ in Greece and cannot move on to the rest of Europe.”

And there is no sign of Greece’s immigrant flood abating.

At one notorious crossing area on Greece’s land frontier with Turkey, 30,000 people were detained in the first six months of 2011 – nearly double the figure for the same period last year.

De tjekkede bare, om billedet i passet lignede personen… Idioter:

Labour dragged into border fiasco over dropped passport checks

“Millions of people are feared to have been allowed into Britain without full passport checks in a major new borders scandal.

All but the most cursory checks were abandoned on passengers on British-registered coaches as they arrived at Dover, Britain’s biggest port.

Instead of passports being scanned electronically, border guards checked that the picture matched the holder. It means they were not cross-checked to a computer database to establish if the holder was a wanted terrorist, criminal or immigration offender.”

- og så videre fra England og ind i resten af Europa…

En Høje Taastrupsk undersøgelse viste, at 75 procent af socialt snyd begås af indvandrere.

Indvandrere på falske papirer er et problem:

Massive Social Security Fraud in France

the Reso-Club puts forward the figure of 20 billion euros lost to social security fraud alone…These are “minimum estimates” according to the criminologist, who considers a figure of 40 billion euros more likely.

…In the United Kingdom, according to figures recently supplied by the National Fraud Authority, it results in a loss of 48 billion euros per year, the same as in Germany. …
The explosion of fraud linked to the use of fake identity papers is weakening the competitiveness of French companies and increasing further every day the black hole in the public finances.

…The subject is politically incorrect because it implicates people in financial difficulties, the economically marginal, immigrants and the unemployed…

Over One in Three Young Moroccans Police Suspects

“THE HAGUE, 10/11/11 – In municipalities with many Moroccan residents, an average of 38.7 percent of the Moroccan youngsters and men aged between 12 and 24 have landed up with the police one or more times. Girls are also forming a growing problem, public administration journal Binnenlands Bestuur reports.

Heading the list is Den Bosch. In this city, 47.7 percent of the 12-24 year old Moroccan youngsters and men have been crime suspects in the past five years. Next come Zeist with 47.3 percent, Gouda (46.3 percent), Veenendaal (44.9) and Amersfoort (44.6). The percentages in Maassluis, Oosterhout, Schiedam, Nijmegen, Utrecht, Ede, Leiden and Den Haag are also over 40. Crimes against property and crimes of violence predominate. …

In nine Moroccan municipalities, over 10 percent of girls aged between 12 and 24 have landed up with the police at some stage. If the Antillean municipalities are included, then this applies to 17 of the 35 municipalities.

Heading this list is Groningen, where one in four Moroccan girls have had contacts with the police. This is one and a half times as often as their Antillean counterparts and six times as often as Dutch girls.

In Amersfoort, Moroccan girls actually run up against the police more often than indigenous men. On average, 13 percent of indigenous men and boys aged 12-24 and 3 percent of indigenous females aged up to 24 are known to the police as suspects.”