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Drop in illegal immigrants since Schengen

Since Slovakia entered the Schengen Zone on December 21, 2007, there have been 274 illegal immigrants detained as of March 20 at Slovak borders and airports, SLOVAKIA was told by Vladimíra Hrebeňáková from the Interior Ministry press department. This was down from 567 in January 1-March 20, 2007.

Since Slovakia entered the Schengen Zone on December 21, 2007, there have been 274 illegal immigrants detained as of March 20 at Slovak borders and airports, SLOVAKIA was told by Vladimíra Hrebeňáková from the Interior Ministry press department. This was down from 567 in January 1-March 20, 2007.

The biggest decrease was registered at the Slovak-Austrian border, where Slovak police have apprehended 15 illegal migrants since accession to the Schengen Zone, while in the first three months of the last year 396 people had tried to illegally cross the border into Austria. After Slovakia entered the Schengen Zone, the biggest number of illegal migrants came from Moldavia (92). Other numerous illegal entries included citizens of Russia (51) and Ukraine (16). The fourth largest number of illegal immigrants came from India. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

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