Mass migration is allowing terrorists to sneak into the EU, its own border agency admitted last night.
In a devastating report, it said the Paris attacks proved jihadists were exploiting the refugee crisis.
“Islamist extremists will exploit irregular migration flows whenever such movements fit their plans.”
The Frontex agency logged a record 1.82 million illegal crossings into the EU last year – six times more than in 2014.
But it said it had no idea how many illegal migrants there were and, in any case, had no way of tracing their movements inside the EU.
Officials also warned a ‘staggering’ number of European citizens had become jihadists and were taking advantage of lax border controls.
“The Paris attacks in November 2015 clearly demonstrated that irregular migratory flows could be used by terrorists to enter the EU,” said the report, Frontex’s risk analysis for 2016. “With no thorough check or penalties in place for those making false declarations, there is a risk that some persons representing a security threat to the EU may be taking advantage of this situation.”
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