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Old 5th May 2015, 21:44
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Refugees or economic migrants?

In the news, much concern about the rapidly growing number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea in overcrowded boats from North Africa to European Union territories, with many lives being lost on the way. Many Europeans are appalled by this loss of human life and demand their EU states to do more to save these desperate migrants.

There are others however who have grave concern that by facilitating the safer arrival to the European Union shoreline, that it will act as an incentive to even greater numbers of migrants to take the chance of such crossings. They are people who understand the true nature of the problem being created in the better performing economic states, where not only legal EU citizens arrive looking for a better life but a growing number of illegal ones coming from non EU states. They are aware that many EU born citizens are patiently awaiting for their non EU spouses to get entry visas in order to join them in their countries, whilst learning of illegal entrants (often claiming asylum) jumping the visa queue on the basis that they are already in the country.

The documentation and Consular processing costs associated with a legal visa entry is being undermined by the mostly economic migrants who present mostly uncheckable evidence of "persecution" and seem to be given benefit of the doubt in the name of humanity. If this growing trend isn't more stringently controlled, my advice to visa applicants standing in queues at the Consular offices in Kiev for an EU visa will be "go to north Africa and jump on a boat"!

One of the popular destinations for these boat arriving migrants is the United Kingdom. Once in Greece or Italy they can journey illegally across many borders to end up in Calais northern France. The URL below is to open a Vice News video clip where you can see these migrants attempting to cross the English Channel to Britain.
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