Greece is desperate to find some way to control the influx of immigrants and asylum seekers. The UN reports that almost 40,000 “irregular migrants” arrived in Greece (via Turkey) in the first 11 months of 2010 – that’s compared to 7,500 over the same period in 2009! It’s estimated that around 90% of all illegal immigrants in the EU enter through Greece. Wow! Greece is now hoping to build a fence along one stretch of its border with Turkey. Below the BBC reports:
Greece has announced plans to build a 12km (eight-mile) fence along part its border with Turkey to prevent illegal immigrants from crossing the border.
Public Order Minister Christos Papoutsis said more than 100,000 people had entered Greece illegally last year and Athens had a duty to act…
The area has become the main route into Greece for migrants from Africa and Asia with an average of 245 people crossing illegally every day in October 2010, according to Frontex, the EU’s border agency.
The European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmstroem, has said the numbers are “dramatic”.
In a statement, Mr Papoutsis said Greece could “no longer tolerate this”.
Please read the entire article HERE. And please continue to pray for Greece!