By Andrew Bolt ~
Vast populations are on the move.
The flow of illegal immigrant children into the United States is expected to rise to record-breaking numbers in 2016 as deportations decrease… At least 20,455 unaccompanied minors have been caught during fiscal year 2016 along the U.S.-Mexico border as of last month, according to committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), who warned that if this trend continues, the number of illegal minors could eclipse a massive 2014 surge
The number of migrants arriving in Greece in January fell to 68 000, down nearly 40% in comparison with December 2015, due in large part to poor weather conditions around the Aegean islands.
Despite the drop in migrant arrivals from the previous month, the figure for January 2016 was 38 times higher than the number recorded in January 2015. Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis continued to account for the largest share of the migrants detected in Greece…
Winter weather also affected the number of rescued migrants on the Central Mediterranean route. The figure fell 42% month-on-month to 5 600 in January, although it was still 55% higher than in January 2015.
Nigerians were the most numerous among migrants who were brought to Italy.
Sweden, which is home to 9.8 million people, … accepted more than 160,000 asylum seekers last year.
More than a million migrants arrived in Germany last year, after the country threw open its doors to those fleeing the conflict in Syria. Many who arrived hoped that their families would be able to follow afterwards – but they are now finding the process is slow and difficult…
The German parliament is now passing laws that will restrict refugees’ ability to bring family members to Germany. However, because the situation in their home country is so perilous, many Syrians may yet be reunited with their families.
Andrew Bolt’s columns appear in Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and Adelaide’s Advertiser. He runs the most-read political blog in Australia and hosts Channel 10’s The Bolt Report each Sunday at 10am. He is also heard from Monday to Friday at 8am on the breakfast show of radio station MTR 1377, and his book Still Not Sorry remains very widely read.