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In crisis, Greece rounds up immigrants
Associated Press ^ | 8/22/2012 | AP

Posted on 08/22/2012 7:10:50 AM PDT by PapaBear3625

NEA VYSSA, Greece (AP) -- Border police jeeps hurtle along hot, dusty tracks past potato fields on their way to the river that marks the Greek-Turkish border. Sirens blaring, the convoys have been repelling wave after wave of migrants.

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In Athens, the operation is being bolstered by mass roundups of suspected illegal immigrants. They are seen lined up on the streets of the capital every day, many in handcuffs, waiting to be put in detention until they can be deported. In the first week of the crackdown in early August, police said they apprehended nearly 7,000 people for identification checks; nearly 1,700 were slated for deportation.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: albania; aliens; europeanunion; greece; illegalimmigrants; islam; macedonia; turkey
The Greeks have finally realized that the only way to economically survive for a few months more, is to expel their unproductive immigrants (mostly Muslim). Look for this approach elsewhere in Europe real soon. Look for unrest to increase in Muslim countries as their emigrants are forced to return to their jobless homelands.
1 posted on 08/22/2012 7:11:02 AM PDT by PapaBear3625
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 08/22/2012 7:13:42 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Sounds like a plan!


3 posted on 08/22/2012 7:14:07 AM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: PapaBear3625

Where are all the libs saying we should be more like Europe?


4 posted on 08/22/2012 7:15:53 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: PapaBear3625

I forgot to add: hat tip to DrudgeReport.com


5 posted on 08/22/2012 7:16:07 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Look for unrest to increase in Muslim countries as their emigrants are forced to return to their jobless homelands. .......................................................... LOL, this administration will take them in as political refugees and new voters.


6 posted on 08/22/2012 7:20:04 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Who you chose as President isn't as important as his choice of political appointees.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Very good. At least one country is starting to resist the Third World invasion.


7 posted on 08/22/2012 7:21:46 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: PapaBear3625

Free stuff. And Amnesty international thinks the Greek people should keep footing the bill. Isn’t that special of them?


8 posted on 08/22/2012 7:24:19 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: PapaBear3625
Can we hire these Greeks to do the same thing here in the US?

The Greeks then get to send home US dollars; Greek's role in the EuroZone is saved; and the US doesn't have to support leeches. Win, win, win.

9 posted on 08/22/2012 7:24:23 AM PDT by StAnDeliver ("So, a Mormon and a Catholic walk onto an aircraft carrier...")
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To: PapaBear3625
"It is widely accepted that the expulsion of immigrants who are here illegally is a national necessity, an issue of national survival."

This is true for all civilized nations.

10 posted on 08/22/2012 7:26:21 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Socialists slackards in Greece at least recognize the need for border control. Unlike their U.S. counterparts.


11 posted on 08/22/2012 7:29:48 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: PapaBear3625

Where are most of their immigrants from?


12 posted on 08/22/2012 7:36:40 AM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: PapaBear3625
Greeks uses Muslims as cheap illegal labor... now the cheap labor doesn't want to go home and Greeks can't afford to support them. Paying the piper and all...

The Greek culture's in a state of slow suicide - they're not having enough children to replace themselves. There's a liberal focus is on living the 'good life' - translated as an extended adolescence of holidays and selfishness...

In 200 years there won't be enough 'Greeks' to sustain the language - and the land we call Greece will be a Muslim country with a Muslim population.

The 'if it feels good, do it' mantra of the liberal elite has consequences... bad, bad consequences.

13 posted on 08/22/2012 7:37:22 AM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: WellyP

‘One small step for Man...’


14 posted on 08/22/2012 7:39:37 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: GOPJ

Sounds like the “Coming Attractions” for the U.S.A.


15 posted on 08/22/2012 7:43:34 AM PDT by In Maryland (Our rights come from nature and God, not government. - Paul Ryan)
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To: PapaBear3625

How bad are things in Turkey when they are still trying to swarm across the border to a bankrupt Greece teetering on the brink of collapse?


16 posted on 08/22/2012 7:45:44 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: PapaBear3625
Amnesty International called on Greek authorities to stop the roundups immediately.

"While Greece has the right to control migration, it does not have the right to treat people like criminals purely because of the color of their skin," Amnesty's Jezerca Tigani said in a statement.

Words fail me ...

17 posted on 08/22/2012 7:53:25 AM PDT by JustSurrounded (Repeal it all.)
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To: MNDude
Where are most of their immigrants from?

The low-skill immigrants sucking up welfare appear to mostly be Muslims from Turkey, or other places who arrived via Turkey.

18 posted on 08/22/2012 8:02:00 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: JustSurrounded

I hope Greece tells them to shove it.


19 posted on 08/22/2012 8:04:24 AM PDT by Txngal
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To: PapaBear3625

we should do the same, they are here illegaly, they broke the law and showed no respect plus they drain the economy with free education, health care etc.

I’mfed up of hearing that illegals pay taxes too.
hey do not, I got to know quite a few ilegals while I was up north and not one of them ever paid any tax, they got paid cash but boy did they use the health care and education system for their kids.


20 posted on 08/22/2012 8:05:42 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Boogieman
How bad are things in Turkey when they are still trying to swarm across the border to a bankrupt Greece teetering on the brink of collapse?

Greece may officially be on the edge of collapse, but so far the welfare payments are continuing. That is what is attracting immigrants, and that is why the Greeks are finding themselves needing to expel all the immigrants they can lay hands on, in order to stay afloat for a little while longer.

Right now, it's all a game of "what can we do RIGHT NOW that will hold off collapse for a few months, weeks, days?"

21 posted on 08/22/2012 8:06:06 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: PapaBear3625

At last a sane reaction in Europe !

Hope the pro-immigrant tool in the WH will soon be expelled


22 posted on 08/22/2012 8:07:32 AM PDT by Ulysse (O)
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To: PapaBear3625
Afghans currently make up the highest number of people crossing illegally, followed by Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, and … Syria, according to the agency.

The police operation has faced strong criticism … focusing on alleged racial profiling…


I suppose they should be stopping elderly white ladies, clearly they are the most likely to be illegal. It’s insane how there people scream profiling when the suspects clearly fit a profile. Just makes my head hurt.

Now if I read the article right they have about 2500 people guarding 130 mile border. With two shifts that’s about 10 people per mile. They could practically hold hands with those numbers LOL
23 posted on 08/22/2012 8:07:32 AM PDT by chaos_5
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To: JustSurrounded
Words fail me ...

Sounds like Amnesty International just got some cash from Islamic countries who have just realized what a disaster it will be for them if their emigrants are forced to return to their high-unemployment homelands. (Turkey's official unemployment rate is 10%, the rest are worse).

24 posted on 08/22/2012 8:10:52 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: chaos_5
Now if I read the article right they have about 2500 people guarding 130 mile border. With two shifts that’s about 10 people per mile. They could practically hold hands with those numbers LOL

You need at least 4 shifts for 24/7 coverage (5 per mile). That's still pretty good.

25 posted on 08/22/2012 8:14:45 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: MNDude
Where are most of their immigrants from?

Muslims. From the Mediterranean. Sending them to their "homeland" is just desserts for where other muslims want to send Israelis.

26 posted on 08/22/2012 8:16:31 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: MNDude
Where are most of their immigrants from?
The article says:
Afghans currently make up the highest number of people crossing illegally, followed by Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, and an increasing number of people from war-ravaged Syria, according to the agency.
Makes you wonder why they don’t stay in Muslim Turkey.
27 posted on 08/22/2012 8:39:00 AM PDT by cartan
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To: cartan
Makes you wonder why they don’t stay in Muslim Turkey.

I suspect that trying to get welfare in Turkey, or trying to compete for low-end jobs against Turks, gets you sent out of Turkey real fast.

Look for Italy, Spain, and some other EU countries to follow suit over the next few months, as they each try to hold off collapse for a little while.

28 posted on 08/22/2012 8:52:07 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: cartan
Makes you wonder why they don’t stay in Muslim Turkey.

So they can add Greece to the Caliphate.

29 posted on 08/22/2012 8:53:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Joe 6-pack

ROTFLMAO...

Touche!


30 posted on 08/22/2012 8:59:57 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: PapaBear3625
Did somebody say "Look for unrest to increase in Muslim countries?"
31 posted on 08/22/2012 9:10:07 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: PapaBear3625; All
I'd like to see your evidence their "unproductive immigrants" are "mostly Muslim."

I find it interesting AP will use the term illegal immigrants with regards to Greece but the accurate phrase is often considered controversial, offensive and even racist here.

32 posted on 08/22/2012 9:14:21 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 75 days away.)
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To: PapaBear3625; All
Interesting. For information on how it was done in the USA during the 1950’s, Google “Operation Wetback”. Most of you younger folks may be be quite surprised.
33 posted on 08/22/2012 9:32:48 AM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: manc
we should do the same, they are here illegally, they broke the law and showed no respect plus they drain the economy with free education, health care etc.

But your government has no interest in doing this, regardless if tens of millions of Americans are under employed or unemployed.

34 posted on 08/22/2012 9:41:04 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: PapaBear3625

AT THE SAME TIME: Dimocrats, Obama and Liberals are packing them in the back doors of the United States by the thousands and thousands.


35 posted on 08/22/2012 9:47:55 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Signs of the Times are clear. The days grow short. Your only way to avoid is BELIEVE in Him!)
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To: PapaBear3625

Ironic

Gemany took in Turks for low cost labor, and now they are in the same mess.

France, the Algerians

US of A, Mexicans for the most part.

You don’t really see this in Japan, Korea, Thialand and so on. Why is that? Just no reporting?


36 posted on 08/22/2012 9:55:25 AM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

“Very good. At least one country is starting to resist the Third World invasion.”

If the Third World were to invade Greece, it would not be noticeable.


37 posted on 08/22/2012 10:04:45 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: newzjunkey
Greece borders Turkey and Albania. The immigrants they are trying hardest to deport are predominantly from Islamic countries not noted for exporting large numbers of computer scientists and engineers. What they get from Islamic countries are unskilled/semi-skilled workers who work low-pay jobs when available, and sit on the dole when work is unavailable. Or commit crimes. "According to Greek police sources, foreigners were responsible for about 65% of crimes committed in the country in 2010- an increase of about 50% from the previous year. (It should be noted that foreigners account for around 10% of the country’s population)".

It's not confined to greece. In Sweden, for example, Islamic immigrants are wearing out their welcome.

38 posted on 08/22/2012 10:16:48 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Having not been to Greece I don’t know. However, the Greeks did successfully resist a Third World invasion circa 490 BC.
We need more countries expelling the illegals!


39 posted on 08/22/2012 11:02:02 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: manc
I’mfed up of hearing that illegals pay taxes too. hey do not, I got to know quite a few ilegals while I was up north and not one of them ever paid any tax, they got paid cash but boy did they use the health care and education system for their kids.

What they 'might' do is file taxes - and most get money back that they never paid in (the EIC). Even worse.
40 posted on 08/22/2012 11:35:11 AM PDT by CottonBall
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To: CottonBall

Amazing that a country teetering on the brink of total collapse can somehow muster the wherewithall to round up illegals and send them packing.

When there’s a will, there’s a way.

Stick that to the “Well, we can’t just round them up and send them all home, “ whiner crowd.

Can’t even add up all the times I’ve heard this one lately.

It CAN be done, when it NEEDS to be done!!


41 posted on 08/22/2012 12:24:50 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: PapaBear3625

Amnesty’s Jezerca Tigani said in a statement. He warned that many immigrants fleeing war zones and potential persecution from dictatorial regimes were being denied a fair asylum assessment.

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This is what gets me. You know what? Americans faced a dictatorial regime some 300 years ago in THIS country. Did we run and hide? Well, yes, we fled our native countries to America — and then they showed up on our soil. So we had choice but to fight.

And fight we did — and we thus, gained our independence.

I don’t know if a fair comparison can be made, but why cannot people from these countries fight? Why don’t they do the courageous thing and STAY in their countries to fight against what they feel is wrong???

Why is it always someone else’s duty to employ, house, feed, and clothese these world-wandering refugees from so many places?


42 posted on 08/22/2012 12:32:48 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: PapaBear3625

And let us hope that we can expell the illegals from this country at some time in the near future! Our borders are sacro-sanct...we don’t need no steenkeen illegals!


43 posted on 08/22/2012 12:45:22 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Dogs + stress = If you can't eat it or play with it, pee on it and waIlk away.)
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To: PapaBear3625

This is only news to the AP. All the Euros have been getting on illegal bums for quite some time now. Most actual recent story, just yesterday, is the Romas being thrown out of France. The Romans have been throwing out Nafricans. The same with Spaniards. Krauts are throwing out everybody. The English are PO’d about a whole lot of people. But but but I thot Erdogan was the islamoslime savior of turkey? The border states are still absorbing Syrians but you know that ain’t gonna last for long.-———————————————————————————————the Eurotrash news services, Deutsche-Welle, Aljazeera English and other have been regularly reporting on the general crack down, er-crack-up, aw shucks I don’t know which way the crack goes? But there’s plenty of play-by-play reporting on the size of the crack.


44 posted on 08/22/2012 12:50:02 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: PapaBear3625

While the Gleeks are still making payments to everyone who was getting one they actually are cutting them by as much as 50% so far and that includes not only welfare basket cases but public employees also. On the public employee side they have had a couple rounds of layoffs already but still have too many trash pickers on the rolls.


45 posted on 08/22/2012 12:58:16 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: LibsRJerks

” Did we run and hide? Well, yes, we fled our native countries to America — and then they showed up on our soil. So we had choice but to fight. And fight we did — and we thus, gained our independence.”

You are making a fundamentally important point—if poor or oppressed people leave the places of poverty and oppression, the pressure to change those places is reduced. This makes some people in the US complicit in continued misery in those countries because we make a place for those people to go and reduce the pressure on their home countries. Shallow ideas of “compassion” result in continuance of misery that otherwise might change.


46 posted on 08/22/2012 1:04:47 PM PDT by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: cherokee1
While the Gleeks are still making payments to everyone who was getting one they actually are cutting them by as much as 50% so far and that includes not only welfare basket cases but public employees also. On the public employee side they have had a couple rounds of layoffs already but still have too many trash pickers on the rolls.

Therein lies their problem. Everybody they try to reduce will be upset. They therefore have to pick people they can cut off without risking political upsets that will overthrow the current ruling elite, which means that classes of immigrants who disproportionately consume welfare will have to go.

Illegal immigrants are currently 10% of Greece's population. Note: ILLEGAL immigrants, not legal immigrants. Something's going to give, and it will be soon, or the anti-immigrant Golden Dawn party will sweep the next election.

47 posted on 08/22/2012 3:27:54 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks PapaBear3625.


48 posted on 08/22/2012 6:40:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: LibsRJerks
Amazing that a country teetering on the brink of total collapse can somehow muster the wherewithall to round up illegals and send them packing. When there’s a will, there’s a way. Stick that to the “Well, we can’t just round them up and send them all home, “ whiner crowd.

Good point - even bankrupt socialist Greece realizes they will be fiscally ahead to spend the money to get rid of the parasites.
49 posted on 08/22/2012 8:58:54 PM PDT by CottonBall
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To: PapaBear3625
Sounds like something we've done before in the US as well.
50 posted on 08/23/2012 5:21:22 AM PDT by mcleodglen
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