134,000 Illegal Migrants Entered the EU in 2021; Up 61 Percent Year Over Year

134,000 Illegal Migrants Entered the EU in 2021; Up 61 Percent Year Over Year


Frontex, the agency tasked with protecting the European Union’s land and sea borders, has reported a drastic uptick in illegal migrant entries, saying that the number of foreigners who’ve managed to illegally enter the bloc has increased by 61 percent year over year.

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While speaking at a hearing before the E.U.’s Schengen Parliamentary Committee last week, Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri told policymakers that 2021 has seen at least 134,000 illegal immigrants enter the bloc – a massive increase from last year, the Italian newspaper Il Giornale reports.

Leggeri also noted that the problem is especially severe in Italy, reporting that the number of migrants who’ve

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