Man stiehlt und mordet sogar um eine neue Identität zubekommen und einen Albanischen Pass.
23 Nov 2011 / 11:22
Serbian police launched a crackdown on Tuesday on illegal migrants and their handlers – but nothing can stop the inexorable rise in the numbers of people trying to enter the country.
Serbian, Hungarian and Austrian police in a joint operation arrested 17 people in Serbia on Tuesday, suspected of smuggling several hundred migrants into and through the country.
Serbian Interior Minister Ivica Dacic said the arrests were of great importance and would have an impact on the forthcoming EU decision on Serbia’s candidate country status. EU leaders are due to decide on this issue on December 9 in Brussels.
„This is not the first operation of this type but it will certainly have an impact on the [EU] Council of Ministers, as this issue was one of the important topics at previous meetings,“ Dacic said.
Up till the end of October, police filed 127 criminal charges against 252 persons accused of smuggling more than 1,000 illegal migrants into Serbia.
But immigrants are still coming in. Serbian customs found 12 hidden in a truck that tried to enter Serbia on the southern border crossing at Presevo on Tuesday.
Since the EU lifted visa requirements for Serbia in December 2009, the number of illegal immigrants entering the country has significantly increased.
In the first ten months of 2011, police found more than 6,000 illegal migrants on Serbian soil. A few years ago the annual number was only about 750.
Most enter from Macedonia. This year 1,700 sought asylum status. But Serbia is not a destination point for these asylum seekers, just a stop-over on the way to Western Europe.
If they are arrested, they face charges and fines of 7,000 to 10,000 dinars [€70 to €100]. As many cannot pay such fees, they receive a custodial sentence.
“After they are released they are obliged to leave the country but there are no controls ensuring they’ve obeyed the order,” Rados Djurovic, head of Serbia’s Asylum Protection Centre, said.
Illegal immigrants can often be seen hanging around train stations in Serbia. Many lurk around the northern border town of Subotica, waiting to enter EU member state Hungary.
“As we have readmission agreement with Hungary, if their police arrest them, they are sent back to Serbia, so they just go back and forth, back and forth,” Djurovic said.
But he explained that Serbia did not have readmission agreement with most of the countries from which the immigrants came, so these people cannot easily be deported.
“Serbia would have to sign readmission agreements [to deport them] and then check with their embassies that these people really are the citizens of alleged country,“ he added.
Many don’t have any papers and many of their countries of origin, such as Afghanistan, don’t have efficient registries. „The costs of deportation can be enormous,” Djurovic said.
He believes that even deportation wouldn’t help solve the issue, as people who are determined to leave their homelands rarely change their minds.
“Deportation has a boomerang effect. When someone who spent four years in Western Europe goes back and starts telling stories of the better life to be found there, four more people are drawn to follow him out of the country,” Djurovic explained.
Villagers near Serbian border say some 400 illegal migrants from the Middle East, Africa and Asia are loitering in Lojane, apparently waiting to travel on to Western Europe.
Sinisa Jakov Marusic
Residents of an ethnic Albanian mountain village on the northern border with Serbia say they are scared of the large number of migrants that have been roaming their village for several months.
Last week local Lojane authorities told media they had counted around 400 migrants in the village of some 2,200 residents.
Macedonian police, who have yet to conduct any major action in response, say they suspect local people are involved in the illegal trafficking of migrants.
“These migrants are mostly entering the country illegally from neighbouring Greece and they use Macedonia only as a transit route, hoping to move on to countries in Western Europe,” police spokesperson Ivo Kotevski said.
For now, however, the migrants seem stuck in Macedonia, as the Serbian authorities are stopping them from crossing the border and reaching their destination. Unwilling to go back, they have chosen to stay in the village.
Police say the migrants have chosen particularly this village because some locals may have offered them accommodation and are involved in people trafficking.
“We get complaints from one group of villagers but then another group calls to deny that there are suspicious people stationed nearby,” Kotevski said.
Locals say the migrants have come from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lybia, Somalia, and India, are live in nearby abandoned shacks and stables. Recently, some residents say they have started breaking in to homes on the outskirts that owners working abroad have left unattended.
“After nightfall, we cannot let our women and children go outside anymore,” one Lojane resident told Balkan Insight.
“They are moving around and inside the village in groups, buy stuff at the market, but so far there have not been any serious incidents,” he added.
Police say the problem began at the beginning of the year. Catching migrants in the harsh mountainous terrain, and the length of deportation procedures, make the job of addressing the problem difficult, they add.
In June police charged one Lojane resident with trafficking migrants after they found four Moroccan citizens in his van.
“Each procedure for deportation costs us about 10,000 euros,” Kotevski said, explaining that procedures with most of the countries from which these people come usually last “very long”.
Macedonia stands on a major route for migrants aiming to reach Western Europe. But police have no exact data on how many illegal immigrants have used the route that leads from the Middle East through Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary and Austria.
Police minister Gordana Jankulovska last week said the problem with illegal migrants was increasingly serious and required strengthened regional cooperation.
In the first nine months of 2011, Frontex, the EU border security agency, noted some 112,000 illegal migrants coming in to the EU, an almost 100 per cent increase on the same period last year.
Macedonia and Serbia found themselves in the EU spotlight last year after the EU lifted visa requirement on their citizens. EU member states, alarmed by the increase in the number of false asylum-seekers from these countries, started deporting them back home.
Lojane suffered significantly in the 2001 armed conflict between the Macedonian authorities and ethnic Albanian rebels, which ended the same year in a peace deal.
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