August 28, 2015:

With the constant debate in the United States regarding the influx across the Mexican border, perhaps a look at what is happening in Europe is worth investigation.

Mass Immigration and the Undoing of Europe
by Vijeta Uniyal
August 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

With the European Union surrendering its immigration policy to people smugglers, the immigration crisis in Europe keeps reaching staggering new heights. The word has gone out that Fortress Europe is scalable. From Morocco to Turkey, people smuggling has turned into an irresistibly big business. From small-time thugs to the terror outfit Hamas -- for $2500-$3000 per person smuggled -- many evidently want to seize a slice of this lucrative business that was created by the EU's collective inaction. The majority of those entering Europe illegally seem not to be fleeing armed conflicts, but seeking a better life in a welfare paradise. Europe's answer is to throw money at the problem -- money Europe does not have. Britain's Defense Secretary has suggested that the UK's £12 billion ($19 billion USD) foreign aid budget can "discourage" mass migration.

Click on Link:http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/6370/mass-immigration-europe

By the numbers: Europe’s immigration crisis

Hundreds of thousands of immigrants, fleeing violence and poverty in Africa and the Middle East, are trying to find a better life in Europe – putting major strains on the EU and its member states.

By Jessica Mendoza July 30, 2015 9:49 AM

Migrants from war-torn and impoverished regions in Africa and the Middle East arrive on the continent daily, straining relations among member states in the European Union, stirring nationalist sentiments, and impacting economies.

The constant influx of asylum seekers into the continent has also become a huge humanitarian consideration – one that EU leaders are under growing pressure to resolve. In the meantime, as The Christian Science Monitor wrote in June, the exodus is expected to grow.

Click on Link:http://news.yahoo.com/numbers-europe-immigration-crisis-134945927.htmlhttp://news.yahoo.com/numbers-europe-immigration-crisis-134945927.html

The changing face of immigrant Europe Vincent Cooper

On 20 July 2015 06:25

Are the cities of Poland, Croatia, and other eastern European and Baltic countries of the EU about to be changed through massive African and Asian migrant settlement?

With thousands of migrants every day walking unchallenged across Europe’s porous south-eastern borders and an EU taxpayer-funded ferry service across the Mediterranean for unlimited numbers of migrants, the EU political class is now desperate to distribute these migrants to avoid social unrest.

Facing growing opposition at home to their sixty-year policy of African and Asian (mainly Muslim) immigration into western Europe, the Brussels political class are now looking eastwards for new places of immigrant settlement.

Click on Link:http://www.thecommentator.com/article/5988/the_changing_face_of_immigrant_europehttp://www.thecommentator.com/article/5988/the_changing_face_of_immigrant_europe

Remember works of mercy on World Migrant Day 2016, Vatican says By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service

8.20.2015 10:16 AM ET

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In the Year of Mercy, the Catholic Church's annual day of reflection and prayer on the situation of migrants and refugees will include a special reminder that "welcoming the stranger" is a corporal work of mercy.

For World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2016, Pope Francis has chosen the theme: "Migrants and refugees challenge us. The response of the Gospel of mercy," the Vatican announced Aug. 20. Click on Link:http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2015/remember-works-of-mercy-on-world-migrant-day-2016.cfm


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