We have long been warning that as the global economy descends into recession and depression, there would be massive outflows of migrants wanting to escape poverty, crime, government corruption and violence racking their nations.
The time is now and it will worsen. Unauthorized migrants attempting to enter Europe during the first three months of the year hit levels not seen since 2016—and that’s not including the migrants who have been displaced from Ukraine.
Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, said there were about 40,300 illegal crossings during the first three months of the year, which is a 57 percent jump compared to a year earlier.
Many of the migrants are from nations such as Syria and Iraq that have been ravaged by America and NATO’s military wars of mass destruction.
Frontex also said the number of migrants who crossed the English Channel from France jumped by 190 percent compared to a year ago, Euronews.com reported.
The number of detections on the Western African route rose 70 percent in the first quarter, the report said. The main nationalities detected were Moroccan and Guinean. (See “REFUGEE CRISIS WORSENING: POLAND TO DEPLOY ADDITIONAL 10,000 TROOPS AT BORDER.”)
The AP reported that Poland and Hungary have taken in the vast majority of Ukrainians who have been displaced, but both countries have refused to take in those from the Middle East.
The Ukrainian migrant crisis shined a new light on Europe’s migration policies and how it treats migrants from Muslim countries compared to Ukrainians.
Benoit Morenne wrote in the Deseret Magazine that leaders of Hungary and Poland have “consistently described migrants hailing from Muslim-majority countries as a security threat.”
“The Polish Parliament, in a bid to deter migrants from crossing over from Belarus, last year approved the construction of a $407 million high-tech border wall. In Slovakia, migrants held in detention centers are guarded by uniformed, truncheon-carrying policemen,” he wrote.
Julia Hall, the deputy director for research at the European regional office of Amnesty International, told Morenne,
“It’s really hard to find a way to justify the treatment of those people against the treatment of Ukrainian nationals.”
TREND FORECAST: As we had forecast, be it the U.S. or Europe, as a result of the devastation caused by the COVID War that has destroyed the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions, there will be a flood of refugees seeking safe-haven nations to escape poverty, government corruption crime and violence.
This, in turn, will dramatically escalate anti-immigration anti-establishment populist movements in nations where they seek refuge.
The Ukraine War will just worsen the problem. David Malpass, the president of the World Bank, said in an interview Wednesday that the record increase in food prices due to the Ukraine invasion was pushing hundreds of millions around the world into poverty.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO’s) food price index averaged 159.3 last month, a “giant leap” of 12.6-percent gain from February’s level, which itself was the highest since the index was created in 1990, according to the organization.