Skip to comments.In crisis, Greece rounds up immigrants
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.
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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Sounds like a plan!
Where are all the libs saying we should be more like Europe?
I forgot to add: hat tip to DrudgeReport.com
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.
Very good. At least one country is starting to resist the Third World invasion.
Free stuff. And Amnesty international thinks the Greek people should keep footing the bill. Isn’t that special of them?
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.
This is true for all civilized nations.
Socialists slackards in Greece at least recognize the need for border control. Unlike their U.S. counterparts.
Where are most of their immigrants from?
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.
‘One small step for Man...’
Sounds like the “Coming Attractions” for the U.S.A.
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?
"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 ...
The low-skill immigrants sucking up welfare appear to mostly be Muslims from Turkey, or other places who arrived via Turkey.
I hope Greece tells them to shove it.
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.
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?"
At last a sane reaction in Europe !
Hope the pro-immigrant tool in the WH will soon be expelled
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).
You need at least 4 shifts for 24/7 coverage (5 per mile). That's still pretty good.
Muslims. From the Mediterranean. Sending them to their "homeland" is just desserts for where other muslims want to send Israelis.
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.
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.
So they can add Greece to the Caliphate.
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.
But your government has no interest in doing this, regardless if tens of millions of Americans are under employed or unemployed.
AT THE SAME TIME: Dimocrats, Obama and Liberals are packing them in the back doors of the United States by the thousands and thousands.
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?
“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.
It's not confined to greece. In Sweden, for example, Islamic immigrants are wearing out their welcome.
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!
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!!
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
” 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.
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.