In the first six months of this year, 115 fakugees have already been caught traveling back to their country of origin which they were allegedly fleeing for fear of their lives. That is almost as many as in the whole of 2017 and more than twice as many as in 2016. Clearly they feel very secure and confident in the knowledge that soft touch Europe will not let them risk losing their residence permit in Belgium.
People who are recognized as refugees receive residence papers because they are in danger in their own country. Returning for a “family visit” or a vacation does not seem obvious, but it still happens. Judging by the number of refugees caught, the phenomenon is even on the rise. This despite them being allowed to bring their entire extended family to Europe to live off the honest hard working European taxpayers money. Taxpayers who now have to work until past 65 to support the system…
For the first six months of this year, the counter is already at 115, almost as many as the 134 fakugees that were caught and reported to the Office of the Commissioner for Refugees and Stateless Persons (CGVS) throughout 2017. One wonders how many more are not reported or not even discovered. In 2016, there were 56 fakugees. “If we extrapolate the provisional figures, we will come to around 250 cases this year,” says the cabinet of State Secretary for Asylum and Migration Theo Francken (N-VA). “That would be a fourfold increase compared to 2016.”
The strong increase can be explained by better cooperation with other European member states. Hoping to stay under the radar, many fakugees leave via airports in neighboring countries. But Belgium signed a cooperation agreement with the Netherlands and Germany – and that is bearing fruit.
While it is not clear what the punishment is for these obviously false claimants, and while they could lose their right of residence in Belgium, that is unlikely in soft touch Europe. Since 2016, 103 people have lost their refugee status, but were no doubt offered alternative excuses to remain. In fact 67 others have been allowed to keep it despite the trip to their alleged dangerous country of origin. The 135 remaining cases are still being investigated by the CGRS.
Is there any limit to the gullibility and white guilt of Europeans?