Paris is a mess: Up to 400,000 illegal immigrants live in just one suburb


from Voice Of Europe:

A new parliamentary report shows that the number of migrants living in a Paris suburb may be nearing 400,000, according to Paris Vox.

The report of the deputies François Cornut-Gentille and Rodrigue Kokouendo says that the French Republic is failing in the Seine-Saint-Denis suburb, which is north east of Paris.

Between 150,000 and 400,000 illegal immigrants live in the Paris suburb under bad conditions. The poverty rate is 28% while the unemployment rate stands at 12.7%, well above national averages.

French newspaper Le Figaro says the report describes the situation as: “the incredible deterioration of social, economic and security conditions” in the area.

Migrant camp in Northern Paris – Image: Harriet Hadfield /

The very high numbers of poor and unemployed illegals also causes problematic behaviour, such as trafficking and forms of delinquency.

The illegals now make up a fifth of the population of the Seine-Saint-Denis and are severely straining public services and creating social tensions, according to the parliamentary report.

After the clearance of the jungle camp in Calais, several migrants moved to Paris and near 550 migrants a day are still arriving in the city. Many of them come from Italy, as there are no structural border checks between the countries.

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