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2022 is already a record year for deportations of illegal immigrants

Police data released Thursday showed a sharp increase in deportations of illegal immigrants this year compared to 2020, as well as a surge in arrests of traffickers.

In fact, there is an eight-fold increase in deportations this year compared to 2029. And it’s not over yet.

Specifically, a total of 3,680 foreign nationals had been deported or voluntarily returned to the country by last Friday, compared with 2,320 in 2021 and 1,272 in 2020.

In 2019, deportations were very limited, totaling only 417 people, but at the same time there was no explosion of migrant flows from segregated areas held by Turkey.

Police spokesman Christos Andreu also said the deportations or repatriations were mostly to African countries such as Congo, Nigeria and Somalia, but also to Syria and other Asian countries, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. He told Filenews that he had done so, and on rare occasions returned to Georgia.

Their country of origin must give approval for their return/deportation, which is not always easy, he said.

https://in-cyprus.philenews.com/news/local/2022-already-marks-record-year-in-irregular-migrants-deportations/ 2022 is already a record year for deportations of illegal immigrants

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