….making the natives restless!
In Belgium, Afghans demanded asylum!
From Russia Today (hat tip: pungentpeppers):
Up to 350 Afghan asylum-seekers and their supporters set up a camp in Belgium’s western town of Mons, urging local authorities to arrange a meeting with Belgian Prime Minister to demand residency papers.
The Prime Minister was not at home, and the asylum demanders were offered, but turned down a warm room.
While the Prime Minister has at least promised to study their cases, his Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration and for Social Integration, Maggie De Block, informed that the Afghans’ requests would be processed as for any other illegal immigrants.
The numbers are growing.
In 2012, there were 332 000 asylum applicants registered in the EU27, the European Union of 27 Member States. Afghanistan, with 8 percent of the total number of applicants, remained the first main country of citizenship of these applicants, according to Eurostat.
Germany, France, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Belgium register 70 percent of all applicants. In 2012, the highest number of applicants was registered in Germany (77 500 applicants, or 23 percent of total applicants), followed by France (18 percent), Sweden (13 percent), the United Kingdom (8 percent) and Belgium (8 percent).
In Germany the far-right is growing!
From Fox News:
BERLIN – Germany has seen a spike in far-right protests against refugees this year as the number of people seeking asylum in the country rose by two thirds.
Government figures show 18 “noteworthy” extremist gatherings outside buildings housing refugees this year, compared with three in 2012.
Nearly 100,000 people applied for asylum in Germany between January and November, up from 60,000 in 2012.
Almost half the protests this year were organized by the far-right National Democratic Party, or NPD.
Germany’s 16 states have asked the country’s highest court to ban the party.
Ha! Germany, banning opposition parties? Isn’t that what happened once before in history? No lessons learned about fascism and silencing speech?
Police chief says they must make life tough for illegal migrants entering Greece.
From the Christian Science Monitor:
As Syria’s refugee crisis mounts, host countries in Europe and the Middle East have grown uneasy over new arrivals. But even by these standards, candid comments by Greece’s top police official reveal a particularly hostile welcome for thousands of refugees on Europe’s southern border.
Last week, the Chief of the Greek Police suggested that irregular immigrants’ lives should “be made unbearable,” according to a leaked audio recording from a meeting of police officials publicized by the Greek magazine, Hot Doc.
“If (authorities) told me I could go to a country… and would be detained for three months and then would be free to steal and rob, to do whatever you want… that is great,” a man identified as the police chief says on the tape. Describing the police response, he continued: “We aimed for increased periods of detention… we increased it to 18 months… for what purpose? We must make their lives unbearable.”
Here is one thing I don’t get about this—these illegal migrants (would-be asylum seekers) are traveling through Turkey to get to Europe. Turkey is a “safe country,” why aren’t they asking for asylum there and why isn’t the UNHCR demanding that they apply in Turkey, even if it means more UN camps in Turkey. It makes one wonder if the UN and Turkey are in cahoots to help speed up the invasion of Europe.