Austrian Interior Minister: Criminal Migrant Suspects More Than Doubles In Two Years
- Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka has announced there were a total of 22,000 criminal complaints against migrants in 2016 - a significant increase since 2015.
The Interior Minister said the migrant criminal statistics had rapidly increased since 2014 causing a stir on social media. "In 2014, we had 10,400 asylum seekers who were suspected and reported, 2015 were 14,000, and 2016 were 22,000," he said during an interview with Austrian television station ZiB 2. Mr. Sobotka then advocated a continuation of a limit on asylum applications per year, Kronen Zeitung reports.
Mr. Sobotka also spoke on the subject of employment for asylum seekers and claimed that up to 90 per cent of them had no prospects of finding work in Austria at the present time and have ended up on government benefit payments.
Jobs are an important part of the integration process, Sobotka argued, claiming that real integration can only work "if we can offer jobs to people".(Excerpt) Read more at: breitbart.com ...
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