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October 1996, Volume 3, Number 10

Illegal Immigration into Poland

Some 163 illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Liberia, India and Cameroon were detained in September in a village in Warsaw Province, the largest group ever found in one place in Poland. On September 19, 40 illegal immigrants from Pakistan were detained in a bus bound for Germany.

The Polish Border Police report that, between January and June, 1996, some 4,807 foreigners have been detained for illegally entering the country. Many came from Romania and Armenia, followed by Ukraine, India, and Sri Lanka.

"Group of Illegal Iraqi Immigrants Deported from Poland," September 26, 1996. "Police detain largest-ever single group of illegal immigrants," PAP News Agency, September 19, 1996. "Illegal Immigrants from Pakistan detained in Warsaw," PAP News Wire, September 20, 1996.