Last month I reported that a number of allegedly Ukrainian refugees arriving in Ireland were very obviously not Ukrainian at all, but Indian and Pakistani in origin. Furthermore, they were clearly not refugees from a crisis, but economic migrants. In a report about the same time, Summit News observed:
According to a report by German newspaper Bild, “someone is making a fortune” out of giving non-Ukrainian economic migrants fake Ukrainian passports so they can slip into western Europe and get free welfare.
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Bild cited a police source who said the overwhelming majority of the “refugees” were from the Sinti and Roma ethnic groups and that, “Only a fraction are really Ukrainian refugees.”
“They have brand-new Ukrainian passports, which are also real. Someone in Ukraine is making a fortune right now,” the newspaper quoted the police representative as saying.
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The reality of the situation is clear; Economic migrants from Africa, the Middle East and South Asia are cynically exploiting the Ukrainian refugee wave to abuse the system and get free accommodation and welfare in European countries with poor vetting systems.
This comes at the expense of genuine Ukrainian refugees who need urgent help.
There’s more at the link.
More than 2,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in [Tijuana, Mexico] and the pace continues to grow every day with hundreds of new arrivals as the U.S. government speeds up processing to admit Ukrainians under humanitarian parole.
President Joe Biden said the U.S. would admit 100,000 Ukrainian refugees into the country.
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Nearly all flights coming from Mexico’s other large airports with international connections to Europe land in Tijuana with dozens of Ukrainians on board as word of mouth spreads about the ease with which refugees can enter the United States.
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After they arrive in Tijuana, Ukrainians have a much easier path to the U.S. than thousands of other asylum seekers living and waiting in Tijuana. They spend an average of two to three days before U.S. border officials process them at San Ysidro.
Customs and Border Protection in San Diego declined to answer how many Ukrainians they have processed at San Ysidro in recent weeks. They deferred to their website tracking monthly statistics, but the agency has not yet posted March’s numbers.
Again, more at the link.
I have a few questions:
- How many of those “Ukrainian refugees” are carrying brand-new passports like the fake “refugees” encountered in Europe?
- Do the bearers look like Ukrainians, or like other nationalities or races?
- Do they speak and understand written and spoken Ukrainian?
- Can they account for their birthplaces, their journey, etc.?
- How did they pay for a flight from Europe to Mexico, and thence onward to Tijuana? I thought most refugees crossed the border with only what they could carry on their persons. Where did the money come from?
- Who’s meeting them? Which organization(s) is/are providing for them? Who’s funding that?
I think the answers might make interesting reading. What say you, readers?
I have no problem helping genuine refugees – but I want to make sure they really are refugees from war, not economic migrants or from somewhere else entirely.