Following a meeting with Pope Francis, the boss of Goldman-Sachs International and Bilderberg attendee Peter Sutherland said European countries have not taken their “fair share” of refugees from African countries and Syria.
Sutherland told RTÉ radio 240,000 immigrants flooding into Europe each year is not an economic burden on countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom.
On the contrary, he said, a quarter million or more immigrants a year represents an economic and social benefit for Europe, Britain and Ireland.
“Governments have to lead by giving the positive news that migrants are good for a community, economically and every other way rather than constantly expressing them as a burden because they are not really a burden,” Sutherland said. “Within a very short period of time they contribute positively to the community in which they live.”
Sutherland cited studies he said demonstrate the economic benefits of mass migration into Europe from Africa and elsewhere.
Migrants Cost Europe Billions
A report by University College London, however, found that migrants in fact represent a huge economic drain on host countries.
According to the study, non-European migrants living in Britain have drained public finances by almost £120 billion since 1995.
The situation is similar in Germany, by far Europe’s most prosperous and productive nation.
In December, the president of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Hans-Werner Sinn, contradicted a study carried out by the Bertelsmann Foundation that concluded each immigrant to the country contributed 22 billion euros ($26,863) to the welfare state in 2012.
Sinn told Frankfurter Allgemeine that in fact “on the net balance sheet, immigration cost the state more in social costs and other issues than it brings in through taxes and social contributions.”
“Faced with this situation, we should finally begin a non-ideological debate on immigration policy which is not driven by the quest for political correctness,” he added.
Despite numerous studies showing the negative economic and social impact of mass migration on Germany and Europe, the European Union, the political establishment and the corporate media are in favor of it.
“Uncontrolled, unskilled Third World immigration is the economics of the madhouse, yet respectable politicians like Herr Schaeuble (Finance Minister) in Germany support it and, until recently, virtually the whole British political establishment were gung-ho for it, and still would be were it not for Nigel Farage,” writes Vincent Cooper.
Contrary to proclamations by Sutherland, Schaeuble, and the political establishment in Europe, the mass migration of Muslims into a largely Christian Europe has resulted in a serious social crisis.
“Europe’s high youth unemployment rate and limited economic mobility has long been cited as a major factor for young people becoming radicalized and joining terrorist organizations like the Islamic State militant groups,” writes Howard Koplowitz .
He cites German Chancellor Angela Merkel who once supported the idea of multiculturalism in Germany.
“We kidded ourselves a while. We said: ‘[Immigrants] won’t stay, sometime they will be gone,’ but this isn’t reality,” she said, according to the BBC. “And of course, the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side by side and to enjoy each other … has failed, utterly failed.”