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Mere escapism from poverty

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Submitted by Jan Vink (Netherlands), Oct 19, 2005 at 06:22

The waves of (illigal) immigration from Africa can be described as mere escapism from poverty, where Europe itself is of no interest to these immigrants. Generous subsidies, benefits, health care, housing schemes and so on lure young African men with no education or usefull skills to Europe. However, as understandable as it may be, this development will ultimately undermine the social and economic stability of this continent. The waves of illigal immigration and the methods to curb it is a mere preview of things to come.
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