European Agency Reports Surge in Illegal Migration

“European Agency Reports Surge in Illegal Migration, Fulling a Debate,” by Alan Cowell and Dan Bilfesky for the New York Times:

Even as its leaders grapple with populist demands for curbs on migrants, Europe is facing a surge of asylum seekers risking their lives to escape war and poverty in Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere, according to new assessments on Friday.

The forecast is likely to sharpen disputes between Europe’s mainstream politicians and right-wing figures who campaigned in elections this month on anti-immigrant platforms, scoring remarkable advances and rattling political elites in France and Britain in particular…


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