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Illegally staying third-country nationals, return decisions and effective returns

Illegally staying third-country nationals, return decisions and effective returns

Illegally staying third-country nationals, return decisions and effective returns

The number of apprehended third-country nationals staying illegally in the EU has grown considerably in recent years, reaching 2.1 million in 2015. While the number of return decisions issued by EU Member States between 2008 and 2015 has remained relatively constant at about 0.5 million a year, the number of effective returns has trailed behind at a yearly rate of 0.2 million (see Figure 1). Apart from exposing deficiencies in the EU’s external border management, the unprecedented influx of irregular migrants, which began in 2013, has aggravated the effectiveness of the EU return system. The widening gap between the number of people staying illegally in the EU and the number of people effectively returned undermines the credibility of the EU return policy and generates incentives for irregular migration.

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