Most refugees are young males lacking qualifications – German migration service

Hungary attempts to process unruly and desperate migrants


During the height of the migrant crisis last summer, the Western European news media was continually showing us pictures of families, women and young children, refugees making the long hard trek to the Schengen Zone, particularly Germany.

Friends in Hungary told me at the time that most of the migrants who passed through their country on the way to Germany were young men, in contrast to the media’s portrayal of the character of the flow of refugees. This report from the Germany migration service shows that once again, the media was presenting a false picture and my friends were right.

One has to wonder how many among these young men were recruited by Turkey and sent to Europe to cause trouble. Even if only a few have been sent by the Turks to cause trouble, large numbers of young men from an alien culture displaced without family support in a foreign country is bound to cause tensions at the very least, perhaps far worse.

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Most refugees are young males lacking qualifications – German migration service

Three-quarters of refugees who entered Germany in 2015 are males, two thirds younger than 33 years old, with low working experience, a new study by the German national immigration service says.

Germany’s Federal Service for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has released a new study on nearly 1.1 million refugees who entered the country last year, offering a closer look at migrants from a social perspective. Based on survey data collected from asylum applicants, it gives the first closer look at migrants’ social status, education, age and occupations.

The study, called “Asylum applicants: Social structure, qualifications and employability,” says that most of refugees who came to Germany in 2015 are young men. Most males, seen by country, come from Pakistan, followed by Afghans, Syrians, Eritreans and Iraqis. Under-22s make up the biggest proportion among the Eritreans (over 46 percent), the Afghans (40 percent) and Iraqis (27 percent).

In total, nearly two-thirds of all refugees are 33 and under, with only a tiny proportion of people older than 52, the study says. Young people predominantly come from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Pakistan, Iraq and Syria.

The study also covered the migrants’ literacy and education. According to the research, 18 percent of asylum applicants hold a university degree, 20 percent have attended a high school, approximately one-third a secondary school and 22 percent a primary school. Seven percent of migrants have no formal education at all.

While Afghans, Eritreans, Pakistanis and people from the Western Balkans have lower educational attainment, Syrians and Iranians are often better educated. 27 percent of Syrians and 35 percent of Iranians have graduated from a university.

The research is also the first comprehensive attempt to understand how to tackle the remarkable number of refugees already in Germany, given their skill set and qualifications. Many in Germany do not believe migrants could successfully contribute to the society as qualified workers.

Last October, the Federal Employment Agency said that that 81 percent of asylum seekers were “without formal qualifications,” claiming that due to the heavy refugee influx there will be at least 400,000 additional welfare recipients in 2016.

Most male and female refugees were either “self-employed” or did manual labor before coming to Germany, the BAMF study revealed. Considerable portion of migrants worked in agriculture and service sector, while only a few of them had experience in trade, commerce or education.

Over the past months, Germany has seen a new wave of Islamophobic and anti-migrant violence, as the refugee crisis is polarizing supporters and opponents of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policy of welcoming refugees.

Troubled by rising popular anger at the government, Germany has introduced a new set of measures called “Asylum Package II.” It puts limits on the number of admitted asylum seekers and also includes an attempt to integrate those who have already reached Germany.

Refugees will have to take integration courses, costing €10 a month, and to learn German. Otherwise they will be forced to leave the country and/or have their asylum revoked.


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Ian Greenhalgh

Ian Greenhalgh is a photographer and historian with a particular interest in military history and the real causes of conflicts.

His studies in history and background in the media industry have given him a keen insight into the use of mass media as a creator of conflict in the modern world.

His favored areas of study include state sponsored terrorism, media manufactured reality and the role of intelligence services in manipulation of populations and the perception of events.

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  1. Of course, all skilled workers were retained in Turkey and their homelands. The young men, who avoided military service in their homelands, were sent to the EU to get into the system and establish a residence. Once the million+ young men start importing their parents and siblings, the retirement funds of elderly, German citizens will disappear. The retirement age has already been elevated, and many pension benefits have been reduced. Of course, this does not interest the immigrants, and the Merkel entourage does not seem to have noticed. Some immigrants receive monthly stipends that exceed the monthly income of millions of poor Germans. Which poor German folk are becoming even poorer.
    Nth generation Moslems are not eager to abandon their religion. The concept of immediate conversion to German culture was invented by person(s) with less education than the average, young Moslem immigrant.

  2. But the BBC led me to believe they were all rocket engineers, The rest, it said, were just brain surgeons.

  3. Immigration is very legitimate Forced or paid to go immigration is not legit…How does a thermous know hot from cold? Insolation? Isolation? Hmmm….give it a minute to breath to think about it.

  4. the entire multicultural (AKA Babylon) mode can’t be solved by attempting to intergrate the “refugees” with locals, it must be STOPPED. The government agents who promote this should be fired or force to retire and all of the existing refugees should be deported if possible. The babylonian project imports trained killers and rapists into the population and the “refugees” know what to do once they get to europe. The project also has another hidden, sinister idea of discrediting islam as an opposition against the NWO and turning it into an abomination under the control of the elite against christians. Under a command, these refugees will be set to kill masses of europeans in a night.

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