On its Wednesday front page, the Washington Post published a photo of a rescue ship near the Libyan coast.
The fleebags are getting thick around Italy, according to recent reports:
State of ‘Collapse’: Italy Overwhelmed as 13,500 African Migrants Arrive in Past Two Days, Breitbart.com, June 27, 2017Say, don’t the Italians have a Navy that could defend their country? Italy is perfectly shaped for naval protection from sea-borne invasions, but it seems to have pre-surrendered.
Italy’s migrant welcome centers are in a state of “collapse” as huge waves of African migrants take advantage of the temperate climate to make the crossing from Libya to the Italian peninsula.
On Tuesday, 8,500 African migrants are reaching Italian shores aboard 14 different ships, adding to the 5,000 who arrived on Monday. The massive arrivals have led local media as well as politicians to speak of an authentic immigrant “invasion” exceeding the country’s capacity of assimilation.
Officials reported on June 15 that more than 65,000 migrants had arrived since the beginning of the year, but that was prior to the latest influx. Figures for the year now stand at 73,380 migrants into Italy, or a rise of 14.42 percent over the same period in 2016, when then-record arrivals had reached 64,133.
The exodus from Libya to the Italian coast has continuing unabated with no visible action on the part of the Italian government or the European Union to halt it. . . .
Meanwhile the employment prospects for the illegal aliens in Europe look poor generally. Perhaps Chancellor Angela Merkel thought she could bolster Germany’s sagging population growth and worker supply by inviting the muslim world. Did she think the Middle East was a hotbed of education and skills? If so, reality must be dawning by now about the new residents — perhaps.
The Express article below focuses on Syrians in Germany, but one estimate puts the Syrian percentage of migrants at less than 40 percent. And these days, the crowd of Africans headed to Europe is ticking upward — numbers are up 40 percent from 2016. We can assume that the Africans are less educated and skilled than Syrians, and most of them will be welfare cases far into the future.
Refugee reality: Germany admits 75% face long-term unemployment and life on benefits, Express (UK), June 23, 2017
THREE quarters of Germany’s refugees will be long-term unemployed and claiming benefits for years, it was admitted today.
Aydan Özoğuz, commissioner for immigration, refugees and integration, told the Financial Times that only a quarter to a third of the newcomers would enter the labour market over the next five years, and “for many others we will need up to 10”.
The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) found only 45 per cent of Syrian refugees in Germany have a school-leaving certificate and 23 per cent a college degree.
Statistics from the Federal Labour Agency show the employment rate among refugees stands at just 17 per cent.
It said 484,000 of the refugees are looking for work, up from 322,000 last July — an increase of 50 per cent.
Of those, 178,500 are officially unemployed, meaning they not only have no work but are not enrolled in any training programmes or language courses — up 27 per cent on last July.
The figures will be hard to swallow for Angela Merkel as she seeks a fourth term as chancellor in elections this September.
Ms Merkel’s poll ratings plummeted in 2015 when she responded to Europe’s migrant crisis by announcing a deeply unpopular open-door policy.
It was hoped the arrival of so many working-age, highly-motivated immigrants would help end Germany’s skills shortage and solve a demographic crisis posed by its dangerously low birth rate.
Dieter Zetsche, chief executive of carmaker Daimler, said the refugees could lay the foundation for the “next German economic miracle”.
But the truth about the migrants’ lack of qualifications and language skills is now sinking in.
Ms Özoğuz told the FT: “There has been a shift in perceptions.
“Many of the first Syrian refugees to arrive in Germany were doctors and engineers, but they were succeeded by many, many more who lacked skills.”