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What on earth is up with the Migrant Crisis in Europe?
Posted 7/29/15 , edited 7/29/15
So, the migrant crisis seems to be getting a load of attention, especially among Europeans and especially among Italians, Germans, French and Britishers. I'd like to know, why this is happening so suddenly and what exactly, is the cause of these illegal immigrants flooding Europe?

Here's one of the many (many) articles on these happenings: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3178274/ANOTHER-1-500-migrants-storm-Channel-Tunnel-including-one-dead-hit-truck-calls-ARMY-drafted-search-vehicles-stowaways.html#comments
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Posted 7/29/15
Europe especially places like the UK offer good benefit programs and most people go there in search for a better life; pretty much because their home they live in right now is in chaos or cannot support the family enough
Posted 7/29/15
All the fit people are jumping ship and people are wondering what's happening to the desperate lot that can't jump.
Over the other side, you have places with a lot of migrants alright with it but places with leaser kicking a fuss.
A lot of people are looking forward to getting some of the skilled labor making way. A blessing to the Germans with its aging population.
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Posted 7/29/15
Unfortunately I cant see where in the world your located.

This whole issue stems from civil wars and terrorist organisations at work in places like Libya, Syria, and Iraq (to name a few) The people of these country's want out, and lets face it, who can blame them. Feel free to google it, there's some lovely videos of how they treat people.

So if your going to run away you may as well go to a country that's able to support you.

Places like Germany, the UK, and Holland are very seriously hit with this as the refugees want in but the country's generally don't want it. The poor European country's like Italy, Spain, and Greece (I'm sure you've heard about the Greek economy) are completely swamped by these people and cant help them, so they walk 1000s of miles to the richer country's

The situation in Calais, France, has been going on for over a decade now but it has recently become exasperated by rouge strikes of the french dock workers after some of them were made redundant. The migrants/refugees have now become brazen and are trying to walk through the channel tunnel (27 miles by the way) this causes issues with the trains that run through the tunnel as we cant be running people over . hence the video you linked.

I hope this helped
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Posted 7/29/15 , edited 7/30/15

teallerina wrote:

Britishers.


We are the British, not the Britishers.
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Posted 7/30/15
What is causing it? Maybe you haven't noticed but huge chunks of the middle East and northern Africa are imploding and disintegrating.
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Posted 7/30/15 , edited 7/30/15
Same here as in the States. When you border unstable countries the people in those countries will naturally look for a better place to go.

Can't really blame 'em. If anything it shows the need for both revised immigration policy and the international community to bring some countries into the 21st century already.
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Posted 7/30/15
This isn't new. It's been happening for years and years. It's just that it's gotten worse. When countries have a system that keeps them kind of stable no matter the problems and this breaks down there's a power vacuum. Those rushing to fill the vacuum may not be thinking of the countries' stability. Extremist groups and those with a very narrow definition of life end up getting a lot of power.

Even if those trying to get to the UK make it, most will be sent back. The government has set a target number on immigration so there is a lot of pressure not recognise refugees and the help that they get is diminishing.
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Posted 7/30/15 , edited 7/30/15
What's up? Desperation.... and hope. Difficult situation for everyone.


Looks like we had a bit of a derailment happen when someone decided to use this thread as an opportunity to drop a couple of racist meme images, without any attempt to create a coherent, civilized piece of conversation regarding connections between racism and the current migrant crisis. Instead those posts led to derailment of the thread from the primary topic. I've therefore deleted those posts and replies to them.

Due to a bug this may result in a few subsequent posts appearing out of order, and has resulted in one post abandoned on a now "invisible" page. To see that post go to: /forumtopic-912309/what-on-earth-is-up-with-the-migrant-crisis-in-europe?pg=1. As more post are created that page will be easily accessible again. My apologies for any confusion or inconvenience.
Posted 7/30/15 , edited 7/30/15

Buckerss wrote:

Britishers.

We are the British, not the Britishers.


Forgive me that most heinous mistake, my British comrade.
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Posted 8/1/15 , edited 8/1/15
Lot of migrants are probably trying to escape the poverty of their former countries and see europe as a more economically stable place where they can possibly mooch off the government, get a better job, and live a better life?

If your country were in shambles or starting to deteriorate, where'd you go, that's the question?
Posted 8/1/15 , edited 8/1/15
They finally got smart to the white mans ways and are reverse colonizing.
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Posted 8/1/15
There is no immigration crisis in Britain, just a crisis of the government being so worried about immigration it's becoming almost impossible for european haulage companies to do business.
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Posted 8/1/15 , edited 8/1/15
Something about a camp sponsored by Cialis?

I can't really blame the Europeans, if you can't follow the rules, you don't belong.
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