The European Union is witnessing a proliferation in the number of deportation orders. This is based on data from Eurostat.
Around 100,000 people have been ordered to leave the EU comprising 27 member nations as at the second quarter of 2022.
Eurostat, which is the statistics arm of the EU stated that there was a rise in the number of deporations in the second quarter of 2022.
There have been over 23,000 deportations which includes people who were sent from one EU state to another. However, there were almost 97,000 deportation orders for non-EU citizens domiciled in the EU in the second quarter of 2022.
This represents a 15% increase in deportation orders from the second quarter of 2021 and an 11% rise in the number of actual deportations executed in the same period.
France had the highest number of deportations with 33,450 orders followed by Greece at 8,750 and Germany at 8,275.
Italy had 6,020 orders.
EU law states that those with visa or asylum status may not necessarily be permitted free travel within the bloc and could be sent back to another member state depending on the particulars of their legal status.