Bulgarian Police Arrests Over 60 Illegal Immigrants in Sofia

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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Police Arrests Over 60 Illegal Immigrants in Sofia Photo: BGNES

Officers of the State agency National Security, the Migration Directorate, as well as police authorities have executed a specialized operation and arrested 60 illegal immigrants, located in Sofia, near Lavov most.

Traffic was stopped along the Mariya Luiza Boulevard on account of the action. Several hostels and rooms for rent were raided since information was released that citizens of Afganistan and other Middle Eastern and African countries were residing there.

According to unofficial information, the action was aimed at exposing an illegal trafficking scheme for people coming from Asia, Africa and the Middle East into Europe through Bulgaria.

Hundreds of illegal immigrants reportedly are living close to Lavov Most and are often said to be getting into arguments with locals. This is the reason for constant police surveillance.

In January the State Agency for Refugees to the Council of Ministers imposed curfew on local refugees, in order to minimize clashes with local police and citizens.

Meanwhile, a number of international human rights organizations expressed their severe criticism for the policy implemented and largely deemed it to be an act of discrimination.

The refugee issue continues to be of major importance in the EU as well. The debates regarding the proposal for the implementation of a quota principle were quite heated with the majority of Northern European countries being against it. Discussions on the topic will be continuing in the upcoming weeks. 

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#6
seedyimposter - 22 May 2015 // 11:59:29

To jonh Smith, I agree its terrible, when I was in London it was the same, I keep asking myself where are the cockneys? Is this what Sofia has to look forward too all these new cultural identities taking over. What happened to the European dream, none of these people are from Europe!

#5
Jonh Smith - 21 May 2015 // 21:55:28

Well Juanito is correct that part of Sofia looks real bad full of people of different origins speaking different languages all the time.
No being racist at all as I am not even Bulgarian, this is the poor reality you see on this part of town.

#4
Jo$eph - 21 May 2015 // 12:49:57

Mate, i didn't call you racist, sure i saw baghdad lately, but according to the report the detained people are from Afghanistan and not from Iraq, anyhow we have to be more tolerant

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Juanito - 21 May 2015 // 11:28:07

Dude, chill...did you see Baghdad lately? Is in ruins and is a dangerous place, you call me racist because of my comment? LOL, get real

#2
Jo$eph - 21 May 2015 // 11:12:52

Sure it's well done, but "Juanito" do you really know Baghdad, i guess you have to read some history..... one day Baghdad was controlling more than half of the world, and it was full of universities and scientists.
Sure all of us want the best for out city and our country, but still we don't need to be racist.

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Juanito - 21 May 2015 // 09:56:27

Well done! That part of the center looks like Baghdad...

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