29 March 2016

Refugees to Europe are "Strong, Young Men"

Male Migrants
It has been confirmed and validated by several international organizations and there is no denying that majority of those seeking asylum in Europe are strong, able-bodied and young men of fighting age.

The United Nations has registered over 4.2 million Syrian refugees, a step in seeking asylum from other countries, and has a demographic snapshot of about half of them. Of the 2.1 million registered in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon there's a pretty even split in gender: about 50.5 percent are women and 49.7 percent are men. For men and women, the bulk of refugees (a little under a quarter each) are between the age of 18 and 59.

In Europe, over 800,000 migrants have traveled to Europe by sea in 2015, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and a little over half have come from Syria (51 percent). About 75 percent of which are men, the remaining quarter are either female or minors.

The New York Times reported in October 2015 the mass exodus of men to parts of Europe could cause problems in both the countries they leave and the countries they enter.

The head of the International Organization for Migration in Turkey told the Times: "We know on the positive side that migration can boost economies and trade and lead to cultural exchange ... But if it is mismanaged, it becomes a problem for both the receiving states and the countries left behind."

And it has become a problem with most of those migrants males resorted to all sorts of criminal activities in their host countries, including sexually assaulting young women.

The only solution is to decrease the proportion of male migrants by deporting them back to where they came from after confiscating any valuable items in their possession and increase the number of those who are really vulnerable, just like what the Americans are doing right now.

A little over 2,000 Syrian refugees that have been admitted to the U.S. since 2001, though the U.S. has plans to resettle 10,000 refugees by next year.

Throughout the last quarter of 2015, President Barrack Obama's administration has defended the process for screening refugees, a process it says is stringent and prioritizes the most vulnerable. On a background press call, a senior State Department official gave the following breakdown of exactly who has been let in:
"Half of the Syrian refugees brought to the U.S. so far have been children; and [2.5 percent] are adults over 60. And I think you will have heard that only 2 percent are single males of combat age. So we – there’s slightly more – it’s roughly 50/50 men and women, slightly more men I would say, but not – not a lot more men. So this is normal that as you’re – as we set a priority of bringing the most vulnerable people, we’re going to have female-headed households with a lot of children, and we’re going to have extended families that are maybe missing the person who used to be the top breadwinner but have several generations – grandparents, a widowed mother, and children."