We need to be paying more attention to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) which previously, although funded with government funds, was a separate organization from the United Nations. It became part of the UN just last year (see here). The US funds a large chunk of IOM, but I have never seriously looked in to how much.
Here we learn that they are happy to spread 10,000 of the illegal aliens who arrived in Greece and Italy throughout Europe. The largest numbers were moved to France, the Netherlands and Germany!
But they are not satisfied with 10,000, they hope to move another 106,000 in the next two years!
What is not clear is if those seeded throughout Europe have even had their asylum claims processed!
So, is it up to the receiving countries to accommodate them and determine if they are legitimate refugees? If they aren’t legit refugees, then must that country try to deport them?
From an IOM news release today:
Belgium – Over 10,000 asylum seekers have now been relocated from Greece and Italy to other European Union (EU) member states through the EU relocation programme, according to IOM, which is facilitating the operation.
This week, 168 people left Greece for Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway and Portugal. Another 81 people were relocated from Italy to Spain. This brings the total number of people relocated under the scheme to 10,189 since its launch in October 2015.
While IOM welcomes the 10,000 milestone and continuing efforts to relocate eligible asylum seekers, it acknowledges that this number is far too low and is calling for a robust push to meet the goals of the two-year programme – the provision of 106,000 places in other EU member states. [They love the word ‘robust,’ look for it in almost any warm and fuzzy story about refugees.—ed] [….]
France (2,702), the Netherlands (1,216) and Germany (1,099) have received the most asylum seekers to date under the scheme.[….]
As of 31 December 2016, Syrians comprised the majority of EU relocation beneficiaries (58 percent), followed by Eritreans (27 percent), Iraqis (12 percent) and other nationalities (3 percent).[….]
Women accounted for 39 percent of those relocated…
I just love it when they think they are so clever by mentioning the number of women. Does this mean that 61% are males? And, btw, dumb choice of photo for their press release!