Monday, December 28, 2009

Asylum applications at lowest level in 10 years

ASYLUM applications to Ireland have plunged to their lowest levels in over a decade amid a crackdown by immigration authorities.

The number of people looking for refuge is now at levels not seen since the late 1990s, and officials are also attributing this to the collapse in the economy. The drop in 2009, the year in which the recession hit hardest, was 35pc from 2008 levels.

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/asylum-applications-at-lowest-level-in-10-years-1990771.html

2 comments:

Hail Ireland ! said...

More proof that a large proportion of asylum seekers are really economic migrants.

Daithi said...

And more proof that our government fail to deport failed asylum seekers .