The number of illegal aliens entering Switzerland is surging, according to reports.
Swiss authorities say they arrested 3,468 migrants illegally present in the country in the month of June, nearly triple the number of apprehensions during the same period last year.
Most of the migrants are crossing into the Alpine nation via its eastern border, which lies relatively close to the Balkan Peninsula where roughly half of all illegal penetrations into the European Union have taken place so far in 2022.
The majority of migrants caught in June reportedly claimed to be from Afghanistan, but an increasing number are coming from North Africa.
Officials blame the spike in migrant traffic this year on the relaxation of COVID-related travel restrictions and border closures.
"Many countries in the Schengen area still had travel restrictions then, which had an effect on regular and irregular migration," Lukas Rieder, spokesman for the State Secretariat for Migration, told Keystone-ATS.
Illegal migration and border pressure are increasing across Europe, as Infowars has previously reported.
In mid-2020, Europol predicted a flood of migration from third world countries heavily affected by global lockdowns and economic deceleration.
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