French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA) director Pascal Brice said: “It’s not a massive influx, we are able to handle the situation”. Really? Has France been able to handle the Islamist terrorism situation, the “radicalization” situation, the crime situation, the migrants camping on the streets of Paris situation? How about the migrants-in-Calais-attacking-motorists-to-get-to-Britain situation? Will these situations be helped by 100,000 more migrants from Albania, Afghanistan and various African countries? How about another 100,000 migrants this year and the next?
More than 100,000 people requested asylum in France in 2017, a “historic” number and an increase of 17 percent on the year before, according to the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA).
In a statement on Monday, OFPRA director Pascal Brice said the figures show that “France is one of the top countries for seeking asylum in Europe” after Germany, which expects to receive just under 200,000 requests for asylum in 2018.
But Brice expressed confidence that the situation was manageable despite France not having seen comparable levels of asylum seekers “for at least 40 years”.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
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France (FR) is estimated to have a population of 66.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.5% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.7 million.