Sunday, July 16, 2023

8.4 million migrants have asked for refugee status in the EU since 2014. Is this true?

 According to the European Commission, in 2022, EU countries took 632,400 first instance asylum decisions. 49% of these decisions were positive, with 142,800 persons receiving refugee status

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 Since 2014, over 8.4 million migrants have asked for refugee status in the EU
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 The population of Europe is approximately 747 million people
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There are several reasons why some people are against refugees, including:
  • Economic concerns: Some people believe that refugees take jobs away from native-born citizens and contribute to a drain on public resources.
  • Security concerns: Some people are concerned that refugees may pose a security threat or increase crime rates.
  • Cultural concerns: Some people are concerned that refugees may not assimilate into the culture of their host country, leading to social tension and conflict.
However, it is important to note that these concerns are not supported by evidence. Studies have shown that refugees can have a positive impact on the economy and that they are not more likely to commit crimes than native-born citizens
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 Additionally, refugees often face significant challenges in adapting to a new culture and language, and many work hard to integrate into their new communities.

Citations:
[1] https://commission.europa.eu/strategy-and-policy/priorities-2019-2024/promoting-our-european-way-life/statistics-migration-europe_en
[2] https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Migration_and_migrant_population_statistics
[3] https://reporting.unhcr.org/operational/regions/europe
[4] https://www.migrationdataportal.org/regional-data-overview/europe
[5] https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/EUU/european-union/refugee-statistics
[6] https://www.unrefugees.org/emergencies/europe/

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