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French Government Admits Country is Becoming Overwhelmed by Flood of Migrants

France's Interior Ministry is feeling the strain of immigration influx

 on 13th July 2019 @ 12.00pm
france is feeling overwhelmed by the flood of asylum seekers in the country © press
France is feeling overwhelmed by the flood of asylum seekers in the country

The French Government has admitted that the country is becoming overwhelmed by the flood of migrants pouring into France, according to reports.

Officials in the French Interior Ministry are reporting that large numbers of asylum seekers that are continuing to flock to the country are creating an administrative strain.

This year alone, the French government has received 10,000 applications filed by Albanians and Georgian nationals.

This figure is an 80 percent increase for Georgian asylum seekers compared to the same period last year, newspaper Le Figaro reports.

Both Albania and Georgia are considered safe countries for deportation.

The influx is placing immigration bureaucracy under increasing strain as asylum seekers with little chance of obtaining refugee status clog the system.

migrant camps are spread across the streets of paris  france © press
Migrant camps are spread across the streets of Paris, France

According to Breitbart, France has, for the past two years, had agreements in place with the governments of both countries to prevent the flow of bogus asylum seekers.

Although Albanian migrants have decreased by 23 percent, according to interior minister Christophe Castaner, the issue still remains.

Last year, France saw a record number of asylum claims, well over 120,000, which followed the previous record-breaking year.

Of those who came to France last year, less than half were actually granted refugee status.

The French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA) also noted that there was a surge of Afghan migrants in 2018.

The number of Afghan applications for asylum increased 55 percent compared to the year before.

french officials are overwhelmed by the influx of asylum seekers © press
French officials are overwhelmed by the influx of asylum seekers

One prefect told Le Figaro that not only does France see migrants coming from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, but also from Germany and Belgium where rejected migrants are sent back to France.

In total, around 330,000 “irregular” migrants are covered by state medical aid but not all illegals receive benefits, putting the actual number of illegals living in France into question.

In the Paris suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis alone, some have estimated there could be as many as 400,000 illegal migrants.

That figure would make illegals up to 20 percent of the population of the area.

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