Tough Immigration Policies in Cyprus Result in Fewer Illegal Aliens

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – It is difficult for an illegal alien in Cyprus to find comfort, hope, and compassion, which may be why unlike other Mediterranean regions, Cyprus does not experience a high amount of illegal immigration.

Less than 10 percent of refugees obtain asylum, the AFP reports, and those who lose their jobs must find new ones within a month or risk deportation.

Deportations have increased, the AFP reports, which, coupled with a sour economy, renders Cyprus an unlikely destination for illegal migrants.

Groups like Amnesty International and The Council of Europe Human Rights have complained about Cyprus’ heavy-handed treatment of aliens, AFP reports. Conditions of detention, they say, are prison-like, too extensive, and without proper quality of life.


NICOSIA — Israel on Thursday dispatched two water-dropping aircraft to help battle a large wildfire that has scorched at least 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares) of forest in the foothills of the Pentadaktylos mountain range in the breakaway north of ethnically divided Cyprus.

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