European open door immigration

Below is a list of articles and reports gleaned to track events related to current open door immigration policies in Europe:


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Regulations: Refugee Law and Policy: European Union

Link: https://www.loc.gov/law/help/refugee-law/europeanunion.php

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2017

Summary: The Migrant Crisis Upended Europe (11.2017)

The European public now looks at EU institutions with contempt. They perceive them — under multiculturalism and immigration — not only as indifferent to their own problems, but as adding to them

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Summary: EU ‘running out of money’ to stop migrants travelling from Africa (10.2017)

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Summary: How Europe’s far right fell in love with Australia’s immigration policy (10.2017)

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Summary: Austria elections: The 31-year-old who could be leader (10.2017)

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Summary: Austrian populists expect to be kingmakers as politics takes turn to right (10.2017)

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Summary: The Czech Donald Trump – “I have stopped believing in multiculturalism.”(10.2017)

Linkhttps://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11122/andrej-babis-czech-trump

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Summary: The Real Roots of Islamic Terrorism (10.2017)

Editorial note: This is a very interesting article exploring the links between imams and mosques in Europe with the radicalisation of Muslims who have caused extremist attacks in Europe.

Linkhttps://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11102/islamic-terrorism-roots

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Summary: French Muslims enraged by passage of Macron’s version of Patriot Act  (10.2017)

Linkhttps://themuslimtimes.info/2017/10/05/french-muslims-enraged-by-passage-of-macrons-version-of-patriot-act/

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Summary: Islamic Sunset on Germany (10.2017)

Editorial note: This article is interesting in terms of the history of migration in Germany but some points are rather over the top.

Linkhttps://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11100/germany-islamic-sunset

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Summary: About Steve Crowder’s thrilling exposé of Antifa’s violence (10.2017)

Linkhttps://fabiusmaximus.com/2017/10/01/steve-crowder-expose-antifa-violence/

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Summary: Italy’s deal to stem flow of people from Libya in danger of collapse (10.2017)

Linkhttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/03/italys-deal-to-stem-flow-of-people-from-libya-in-danger-of-collapse?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: Panorama: Germany’s New Nazis review – as hate unfolds in Europe, big questions are asked (09.2017)

Editorial note: This documentary shows the fear and frustration amongst many Germans at the open door immigration sanctioned by Angela Merkel, which has led to some wanting to take radical action to stem the migrant influx. 

Linkhttps://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/sep/20/panorama-germanys-new-nazis-review-alaska-a-year-in-the-wild

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/n3ct3j56 [can only be viewed in BBC iPlayer]

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Summary: The German election: a crack in the power of Europe’s elites (09.2017)

Link: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/2981999/posts/1603937153

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Summary: EU: Delusions without Borders (09.2017)

Linkhttps://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11034/eu-borders-delusions

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Summary: “Africa’s Billion Pound Migrant Trail – BBC Panorama”  (09.2017)

Benjamin Zand investigates the extraordinary scale of people-smuggling across sub-Saharan Africa, asking if EU efforts to tackle the smugglers could be leaving some migrants in an ever more dangerous limbo. He reveals how hard it will be to stop the trade and traces the smuggling route

Linkhttps://youtu.be/L8BxLlcgoZo

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Summary: EU’s failure over illegal migrants fuels crisis (08.2017)

Linkhttp://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-times/eus-failure-over-illegal-migrants-fuels-crisis/news-story/0907204643be2020c9ac6ab2dbb9e329

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Summary: ‘Failing EU enticing economic migrants’ as almost three quarters remain despite rejection (08.2017)

Linkhttp://www.express.co.uk/news/world/845162/eu-migrant-crisis-remove-failed-asylum-seekers-economic-juncker-africa-italy-greece

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SummaryPolish tourist is gang-raped on an Italian beach while her helpless boyfriend is forced to watch and savagely beaten and robbed (08.2017)

Linkhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4827576/Polish-tourist-gang-raped-Italian-beach.html

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Summary: Europe: Migrant Crisis Reaches Spain (08.2017)

Linkhttps://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10840/spain-migrant-crisis

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Summary: France to boost refugee aid, deport economic migrants (07.2017)

Linkhttp://www.france24.com/en/20170712-france-boost-refugee-aid-deport-economic-migrants

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Summary: Italy is facing a surge of migration across the Mediterranean (07.2017)

With economic migrants piling up in Italy, the EU is doing little to help

Linkhttps://www.economist.com/news/europe/21725327-economic-migrants-piling-up-italy-eu-doing-little-help-italy-facing-surge

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Summary: Madness in the Med: how charity rescue boats exacerbate the refugee crisis (07.2017)

They claim to be saving lives, but they are colluding in a people-trafficking operation

Linkhttps://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/07/migrants-and-madness-in-the-med/

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Summary: French Police Arrested 150 Migrants at Cannes Station (07.2017)

Linkhttp://www.novinite.com/articles/181578/French+Police+Arrested+150+Migrants+at+Cannes+Station

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Summary: Switzerland: Prepares for a wave of immigration (07.2017)

Linkhttps://wordpress.com/read/blogs/68988734/posts/282365

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Summary: Italian ports left alone to handle EU migrants (07.2017)

Linkhttps://euobserver.com/migration/138455

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Summary: EU admits hardly any migrants reaching Europe are refugees as it toughens deportation talk (06.2017)

Linkhttp://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/819670/Migrant-crisis-EU-admits-hardly-any-people-arriving-Italy-refugees-deportations

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Summary: Where are Europe’s illegal migrants coming from? Surprise: It’s Bangladesh. (04.2017)

Linkhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/05/19/where-are-europes-illegal-migrants-coming-from-surprise-its-bangladesh/?utm_term=.5ebb959bfd15

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Summary: How many illegal immigrants are in the UK? (02.2017)

Linkhttps://www.newstatesman.com/2017/02/how-many-illegal-immigrants-are-uk

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Summary: Germany and North Africa split over illegal migrants (01.2017)

The deportation of illegal North African migrants has sparked a public debate in Germany. Maghreb countries, however, have not seen the movement of their citizens to Europe as a main concern.

Linkhttp://www.dw.com/en/germany-and-north-africa-split-over-illegal-migrants/a-37077844

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2016

Summary: Financial TimesMass migration into Europe is unstoppable

Population pressures in Africa and the Middle East will drive immigration far into the future

Linkhttps://www.ft.com/content/64d058c4-b84f-11e5-b151-8e15c9a029fb

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Summary: EPP Group: Illegal migrants must be returned

Linkhttp://www.eppgroup.eu/news/Illegal-migrants-must-be-returned

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Summary: IMF: The Refugee Surge in Europe: Economic Challenges

Linkhttps://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/sdn/2016/sdn1602.pdf

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Summary: ‘Do Not Come’: Europe’s Message to Illegal Economic Migrants

The plea from Donald Tusk, the European Council’s president, comes as Europe is struggling with the influx of more than 1 million people from Syria and other parts of the world.

Linkhttps://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/03/tusk-europe-greece-turkey/472071/

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Summary: To help real refugees, be firm with economic migrants

By blurring the distinction between refugees and economic migrants, the left does little to advance its cause

Linkhttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/06/liberals-harsh-truths-help-refugees-syria

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Summary: Three Out of Four Recent Asylum Seekers in Greece are Economic Migrants

Greek authorities have found that out of the 1,950 asylum seekers who reached the Greek islands from Turkey in July and August, only 500 were Syrians qualifying for refugee status.

Linkhttp://greece.greekreporter.com/2016/08/17/three-out-of-four-recent-asylum-seekers-in-greece-are-economic-migrants/

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2015 and earlier

Summary: European ministers agree to relocate 120,000 migrants

European Union ministers have approved a plan to relocate 120,000 migrants across Europe.

Linkhttp://www.itv.com/news/2015-09-22/european-ministers-agree-on-refugee-quotas/

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Summary: János Lázár: All refugees illegally entering Hungary are economic migrants

Linkhttps://budapestbeacon.com/janos-lazar-all-refugees-illegally-entering-hungary-are-economic-migrants/

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Summary: Council on Foreign Relations: Europe’s Migration Crisis

An escalating migration crisis is testing the European Union’s commitment to human rights and open borders.

Linkhttps://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/europes-migration-crisis

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Summary: Migrant Crisis: Germany Gets Tough on Those Who Don’t Qualify for Asylum

Linkhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/migrant-crisis-germany-gets-tough-on-those-who-dont-qualify-for-asylum-

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Summary: African migrants: What really drives them to Europe?

Linkhttp://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/inthefield/2015/06/african-migrants-drives-europe-150604124356795.html

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Summary: How many migrants are coming to Europe and the UK?

Linkhttps://fullfact.org/europe/how-many-migrants-are-coming-europe-and-uk/

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Summary: House of Commons, UK, Hansard: Economic Migrants: North Africa (June 2015)

Linkhttps://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2015-06-09/debates/15060934000012/EconomicMigrantsNorthAfrica

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Summary: Denmark imposes new border checks to keep out immigrants, ‘criminals’

Linkhttps://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2011/0705/Denmark-imposes-new-border-checks-to-keep-out-immigrants-criminals

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Summary: Illegal economic and transit migration in the Czech Republic; A study of individual migrants’ behaviour

Linkhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/238397926_Illegal_Economic_and_Transit_Migration_in_the_Czech_Republic_A_Study_of_Individual_Migrants’_Behaviour

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Rest of the World

Australia:

SummaryAustralia defends hardline immigration policy as keeping out ‘undesirables’

Linkhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-immigration/australia-defends-hardline-immigration-policy-as-keeping-out-undesirables-idUSKCN1BE039

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Canada

Title: Michael Barutciski: Canada’s illogical refugee policy favours illegal migrants (08.2017)

The Trudeau government’s policy regarding border crossings is incoherent. Migrants who show up at the official port of entry are turned back. Those who enter illegally can launch refugee claims

Linkhttp://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/economics-and-policy-illegal-immigration-united-states

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Indonesia

Summary“Our Lives Have Turned into Hell”. Muslim Persecution of Christians, [May 2017]

Linkhttps://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11168/muslim-persecution-christians-may

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United States

Title: FAST FACTS: Deporting illegal immigrants could cost US economy $5 trillion (09.2017)

Linkhttp://www.mcall.com/business/getsmart/mc-fast-facts-how-much-would-deportation-of-illegal-immigrants-cost-the-us-economy-20170222-story.html

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Title: USA: Competing Views on How to Regulate Illegal Migration (10.2016)

Linkhttps://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/31/business/economy/competing-views-on-how-to-regulate-illegal-migration.html?mcubz=3&mcubz=3

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Title: US immigration policy has totally lost touch with US immigration reality (07.2016)

Linkhttps://qz.com/584318/us-policy-on-illegal-immigrants-is-based-on-an-outdated-notion-about-illegal-immigrants/

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Reports

Title: UN: 244 million international migrants living abroad worldwide, new UN statistics reveal (01.2016)

Linkhttp://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2016/01/244-million-international-migrants-living-abroad-worldwide-new-un-statistics-reveal/

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Title: The Economics of Immigration: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why (07.2013)

Linkhttp://business.time.com/2013/01/30/the-economics-of-immigration-who-wins-who-loses-and-why/

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TitleThe Economics and Policy of Illegal Immigration in the United States (12.2009)

Linkhttp://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/economics-and-policy-illegal-immigration-united-states

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Title:Where do illegal migrants work? (12.1999)

Linkhttp://oecdobserver.org/news/archivestory.php/aid/191/Where_do_illegal_migrants_work_.html

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Migration Crisis – videos


Video
: French Government Overwhelmed In Migration Crisis

Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmW12d2INuw

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