Asylum applications in Portugal increased 45.3%

in News · 23-06-2020 17:51:00 · 4 Comments

Asylum applications in Portugal increased 45.3% last year compared to 2018, reaching 1,849, the majority being young men coming from the African continent, according to the report on Immigration, Borders and Asylum (RIFA) presented today.

RIFA states that the 1,849 applications for asylum, the highest figure since 2015, include those related to the relocation mechanism within the scope of the national commitments made to the European Union, namely the reception of migrants rescued from the Mediterranean and the reception of refugees in the context of an EU resettlement process.

According to the report, presented today at a ceremony commemorating the 44th anniversary of the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF), of the 1,849 asylum applications, 1,428 were made in the country and 406 at the border posts.

The RIFA indicates that the orders on national territory include 100 ad hoc relocation of humanitarian boats.

The same document points out that 73.1% of asylum applications were submitted by men under the age of 40 (87%), with the African continent being the most representative (76.7%), followed by the American (8.7%) and Asian (7.4%) continents.

According to the report, 308 Angolans applied for asylum to Portugal in 2019, followed by 173 citizens from Gambia, 160 from Guinea-Bissau, 128 from Guinea, 96 from Venezuela and 85 from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Last year, unaccompanied minors who asked for international protection from Portugal also increased by 27.8%.

The RIFA indicates that in 2019, 46 cases of international protection for unaccompanied minors were registered, 32 of which were carried out in the national territory and 14 at a border post.

According to SEF, the majority of minors who applied for international protection were from Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Gambia, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Comments:

A) For the majority of the migrants Portugal is only a stepping stone to the EU. The EU will not like that and may take action against Portugal.
B) Portugal will have a massive unemployment problem as it is. Adding more uneducated people will not help at all.

By John Dough from Lisbon on 25-06-2020 11:21

Le début d'une invasion massive....

By Miguel Scuermans from Algarve on 25-06-2020 09:08

THE PROBKEM IS NOT THE RECEPTION OF THESE PEOPLE INTO THE COUNTRY BUT GIVING THEM WHAT IS NECCESSARY FOR THEM TO STAY LEGAL AND FUNCTION WELL IN THE NEW SOCIETY. YOU CAN'T KEEP PEOPLE PROVIDING LITTLE TOKEN TO THEM, NOT KNOWING THAT THIS IS THE ECONOMIC FORCE THE COUNTRY NEEDS. I AM ACTUALLY TIRED OF HELPING THESE PEOPLE TO SETTLE AND IN MOST CASES PROVIDE EMPLOYMENT TO THEM. EVENTUALLY, 90% OF THEM ARE ILLITERATES OR SEMI-ILLETERATES. BUT IT IS LEFT TO SEF TO DO ITS JOB BY DOCUMENTING THESE PEOPLE IN ORDER TO GET A JOB. SOME PEOPLE HAVE LOST 4 YEARS WAITING TO BE LEGALISED WHILE THE COUNTRY IS LOSING AN AVERAGE OF @ €9,000 ON EACH PERSON A YEAR. MULTIPLYING IT BY THOUSANDS OF IMMIGRANTS ROAMING THE STREET, YOU WILL KNOW THE ECONOMIC LOSS. THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD TALK TO PEOPLE US THAT HAVE VERSAILLE AND PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE ECONOMY. THIS IS TIME TO CHANGE AND FORGET THE OLD WAYS COS I AM SEEING DOOM LIKE I PREDICTED IN SPAIN IN 2008.

By PRINCE AWODIKE from Lisbon on 24-06-2020 11:46

Seeing what has happened in the past these asylum seekers will just disappear from Portugal

By Paul from Other on 24-06-2020 09:35
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