Only 3% of 2.2mn migrants who entered Europe since 2015 sent home – Pew Research

More than half of the immigrants who arrived in the EU, Norway and Switzerland in 2015 and 2016 still have no legal asylum status, and only 3 percent of the 2.2 million newcomers were returned to their homeland.

Meanwhile, those rejected for asylum are likely to “disappear” rather than allow themselves to be deported, the paper indicates.

The most systematic study of the biggest migration wave in Europe since World War II has been conducted by the Pew Research Center on the basis of official Eurostat data, and shows that the continent still has not dealt with the migrant crisis.

  • Observer

    I would presume from the EUs recent history that those 3% were predominantly non-Muslim.

  • Nermal

    A small number compared with those who pop home for the holidays.