The European Border and Coast Guard Agency [FRONTEX] is an EU agency that coordinates border controls between member states. A new report from the agency claims there was an increase of 86% in illegal immigration between January and July of 2022.
The so-called “Balkan corridor” has been most active in 2022. In the first seven months of 2021, approximately 70,770 illegal aliens have entered the EU using this route. Nearly 15,000 in July alone. This is almost three times the number of illegal aliens using this route during the same period in 2021.
Another 42,500 illegal immigrants entered the EU using the “Central Mediterranean corridor,” from Libya and Tunisia to Italy, a 44% increase compared to 2021
Another 22,601 used the “Eastern Mediterranean corridor.” Cyprus is now the leading EU country of choice to enter using this route. Cyprus has seen illegal entries double. Most entering Cyprus are from Syria, Nigeria, and the Congo.
The English Channel also experienced a 55% increase in illegal crossings.
The number of illegal aliens crossing the EU’s eastern borders fell by 32%. This is because Poland took significant action to stop the infiltration of its eastern border.
Note that the report does not include any Ukrainians.