Irregular immigration in the EU: Facts and Figures (EP Think Tank)
The European Parliament Think Tank has published a briefing presenting facts and figures about irregular immigration in the EU.
This Briefing, published by the European Parliamentary Research Service, is designed to provide key facts and figures about irregular immigration for the year 2014.
Irregular immigrants are defined as third-country nationals who do not fulfil, or no longer fulfil, the conditions of entry as set out in Article 5 of the Schengen Borders Code or other conditions for entry, stay or residence in that Member State.
The briefing presents data concerning the:
- Detections of illegal border crossings;
- Number of persons refused entry at the EU’s external borders (2014);
- Top 10 nationalities of persons refused entry in the EU (2014);
- Number of persons found to be illegally present in EU Member States (2014);
- Nationality of persons found to be illegally present in the EU (2014);
- Number of persons ordered to leave the EU (2014);
- Number of persons returned following an order to leave (2014).
Before proceeding to the data, a short definition is proposed for each of those categories.
Authors: Eva-Maria Alexandrova Poptcheva and Giulio Sabbati