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‘Migrants’ on Welfare Benefits Use Money to Take Holiday in Eritrea

Europe’s migrant crisis cannot be solved with the same level of thinking that created it. The politicization of Eritrean ‘economic migrants’ is one.

From nowhere, so many people start migrating to Switzerland from Eritrea. For holidays, however, thousands of these migrants return back to the country they have previously fled. How is that possible? Well, that’s the kind of puzzle some pin-head politicians in Europe are struggling to crack. If only they start seeing them through the prism of “Economic migrants”. (Photo: GETTY)

By Virginia Hale,

Migrants granted leave to remain in Switzerland on the basis that they risk death in their homelands are using welfare money to fund holidays back home, the Basler Zeitung reports.

The Swiss newspaper notes that thousands of migrants each year are heading to Eritrea for their holidays each year despite their having supposedly fled the northeast African nation in fear of their lives.

Although a large proportion of Eritreans in Switzerland have been refused asylum, authorities are powerless to deport them because their homelands are deemed to be too dangerous by the country’s refugee policy. Continue reading ‘Migrants’ on Welfare Benefits Use Money to Take Holiday in Eritrea