Germany admits a third of migrants who claim to be Syrian are lying…
as even UN’s refugee agency says current problems are ‘the tip of the
Germany has become the top destination in Europe for asylum-seekers
EU border agency warned a market in fake Syrian passports has sprung up
UN said today it could see no easing of the flow of refugees into Europe
Officials admitted problems facing governments could be just the start
By JOHN STEVENS IN BRUSSELS FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 13:03 EST, 25 September 2015 | UPDATED: 17:04 EST, 25 September 2015
Nearly a third of migrants claiming to be Syrian are not telling the
truth about their nationality, German officials conceded yesterday.
The country has become Europe’s top destination for asylum seekers
after Chancellor Angela Merkel said it would admit all those fleeing
Syria even if they had come via other EU countries.
Up to a million newcomers are now expected to arrive as the country
experiences the biggest migrant influx since World War II.
Refugees queue at the compound outside the Berlin Office of Health and
Social Affairs as they wait for their registration in Berlin this
week. Germany has become Europe's top destination for asylum seekers
Migrants and refugees line up as they wait to cross the border from
Austria to Germany, near Freilassing. Chancellor Angela Merkel
announced that Germany would admit all those fleeing Syria even if
they had come via other EU countries
But a Berlin official today revealed they now think 30 per cent of
those claiming to be from Syria are not telling the truth.
‘It’s an estimate based on the observations of officials on the
ground, especially the federal police,’ the interior ministry
EU border guard agency Frontex has warned a market in fake Syrian
passports has sprung up, particularly in Turkey, to help migrants and
refugees enter the EU.
The United Nations said today that it could see no easing of the flow
of refugees into Europe with 8,000 arrivals daily.
Officials admitted problems now facing governments may turn out to be
only ‘the tip of the iceberg’.
Hungary, which lies in the path of the largest migration wave Europe
has seen since World War Two, said it was seek-ing support to halt an
influx from Croatia after sealing its border with Serbia by building a
3.5-metre-high steel fence.
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