Illegal immigration, 21st century’s scourge of nations, has impacted Greece disproportionally because of geography and the “humanitarian” acrobatics of Europe’s Fourth Reich aka the EU.
Greece never recovered from the 2015 invasion of illegals, which created a significant stagnating pool of unwanted “visitors” inside the country. As the deluge rapidly developed, the Brussels Directorate ordered the northern Greek border, sealed to stop the invaders from reaching northern Europe, and abandoned Hellas to her own devices to deal with the swarms of uninvited newcomers.1 As we speak, there’s no clear account of how many of the 2015 unwanted “guests” are still in-country; government estimates (wrongly) hover around wildly lower figures (150 to 250 thousand) while non government sources suggest at least one million such “visitors” are milling about across the land—a view that’s shared by the UN’s Population Division whose estimate is 1.1 million or roughly 11pc of the country’s total population.
Belatedly, the incumbent administration of incurable Germanophile PM Mitsotakis is rolling up its sleeves to deal with future attempts of breaching the country’s borders: a defensive frontier wall has risen across parts of the eastern land border with neighboring Islamist warmongering Turkey; and coast guards are aggressively pushing back attempts by the uninvited to land on Greek islands closest to the Anatolian coast, something that is driving foreign “humanitarians” into conniptions. Aggressive enforcement is producing results: the islands, once a horror story of continuous mass landings, are now almost free of sudden mini invasions!
Of course, this belated government attempt to protect the country’s sovereignty isn’t springing from an honest patriotic incentive but, rather, out of fear of an electoral backlash that could send Mitsotakis et.al. to the opposition parliamentary benches—and thus cutting Mitsotakis’s New Democracy party from the largesse of “invisible” oligarchic mass corruption.
Meantime, Greece’s border jumpers, who are stagnating in-country, as the rest of Europe aggressively tightens “irregular” migration rules, are increasingly incentivized by foreign NGOs, and other looney humanitarians, both Greek and foreign, to extend demands upon their unwilling Hellenic hosts.
A latest episode of this “rights” circus played outside a “reception facility” near Athens, on November 4, as mainly African uninvited confronted police to demand transfer to the city’s urban center and “support” payments that are “due” to them (!) apparently by established “right!”
The tweet delivers a telling attitudinal sample of Greece’s “guests” that have already turned parts of the Greek capital into Afro-Asian, largely Moslem, ghettoes.
The Greek tweet comment translates as follows:
“I want free house and money”
She demands to get a house for free plus cash
Eleonas [migrant] camp, Athens - 4 November 2021
And a major tearful “humanitarian” report from the eternally politically correct and illegal immigration-loving Der Spiegel magazine:
Europe's Brutal and Illegal Approach to Migration"Our Orders Are Clear. Nobody Gets Through."
Months of reporting has revealed the violent – and illegal – brutality the EU is deploying at its external borders to ward off migrants. Those few refugees who make it through describe beatings, harassment and abasement. Yet there are examples of what a humane migration policy could look like.
The police intercepted him on a Sunday, shortly after midnight. Mohammmed, a slim 12-year-old from Syria with neatly parted hair, clearly remembers the bright spotlights that suddenly burst into his face.
Mohammed is from the city of Manbij in northern Syria and his family initially escaped the civil war by going to Lebanon. But Lebanon, too, is now facing collapse, with locals and refugees alike fighting for survival. Mohammed and his uncle were determined to make it to Europe.
When they saw the spotlights belonging to the Greek police, both tried to run away. Mohammed jumped over a fence and dove into the bushes. But it was for naught. A couple of hours later, say Fouad and Mohammed, they found themselves standing against a wall in a police station together with other refugees that the officers had rounded up.
Greek attitudes toward illegal immigration are overwhelmingly against allowing the uninvited to enter/live in Hellas. See, Facts on how Greeks see migrants as Greece-Turkey border crisis deepens (2020).