The growing problem of illegal immigration in the EU
Question for written answer E-000851/2022/rev.1
to the Commission
Jean-Paul Garraud (ID)
The links between illegal immigration, organised crime and terrorism pose a serious threat to Member States’ internal security.
Moreover, illegal immigration has become an increasingly pressing issue. Individuals who commit offences in the EU include those who:
cross EU borders using false identity documents;
remain in the EU even though the relevant permit (e.g. visa or work permit) has expired, or despite the fact they have been ordered to leave;
entered the EU on the basis of a fraudulent application for a visa, a work permit or refugee status;
reside in the EU as a result of a sham marriage, a course of study that they are not actually following or an illegal adoption;
are victims of human trafficking.
- 1.Does the Commission have a database containing information of this type obtained from the Member States?
- 2.If so, could the Commission publish these statistics?
- 3.Could the Commission also state how much illegal immigration costs the EU?