Poland seeks emergencies along the border at record high immigration levels


The Polish government plans to declare an emergency in some areas along the Belarusian border on Tuesday due to the recent surge in immigration levels.

The law, believed to have been signed by Polish President Andrzej Duda on August 31, was enacted primarily because thousands of illegal immigrants from Iraq and Afghanistan attempted to enter the country illegally from neighboring Belarus.

“Expect Poland’s security to be strengthened in the near future, through the act of law and through subsequent actions at the Polish border,” Duda said.

Belarusian prestigious leader Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday that the situation along the border was “at risk” and sent immigrants to Polish territory as a way to bring instability to Europe. I blamed Lukashenko.

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Polish Prime Minister Mateus Moraviecki held a press conference in Budapest on April 1, 2021. (Attila Kisbenedek / AFP via Getty Images)

“The border situation with Belarus remains critical and we are still nervous as the Lukashenko administration decides to transport people primarily from Iraq to Belarus. These people are on the territory of Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. Factors that push and destabilize the territory of our country “, Morawicki Said..

The president said he believed that lawmakers would support his decision, but Congress needs to approve the move for the declaration to come into effect.

Morawicki said the measure would be valid for 30 days in parts of Podrache and Lublin. It gives authorities the authority to monitor and control the movement of people in the two regions.

The Polish Border Guard said in a statement earlier this month that illegal border crossings reached record highs and 349 migrants attempting to cross the Belarusian border were recorded between August 6 and August 9. He said he was arrested in large numbers.

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Immigrants were seated on August 19, 2021 in the village of Usnashgurny, Poland, after crossing the border from Belarus to Poland. (Mateusz WodziƄski / AP photo)
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On August 26, 2021, Polish soldiers unloaded materials and built a barbed wire fence on the border with Belarus in Zubzitzavierka near Biawistok in eastern Poland. (JaapArriens / AFP via Getty Images)

In August alone, more than 3,200 people attempted to illegally invade Poland from Belarus, according to border officials. Euronews reported.. Throughout 2020, only 122 people were illegally invaded and detained in Poland across the Belarusian border.

Poland also began building a 8.2-foot (2.5-meter) high fence along the 260-mile (418-kilometer) border last week to stop the flow of illegal immigrants.

“New 2.5 meters-[8.2-foot]-A high and solid fence will be built on the border with Belarus, “Poland Defense Minister Marius Brassack wrote on Twitter. “More soldiers [also] Involved in supporting border guards. “

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Lorenz Duchamps