Less than 30 percent of migrants who illegally enter or stay in the European Union (E.U.) follow orders to return to their home country outside of Europe, according to a new report.
Additionally, an analysis conducted by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) found that under 40 percent of all "irregular migrants" who are instructed to leave E.U. members states actually do so.
“Every year since 2008, half a million foreign nationals on average are ordered to leave the EU because they have entered or are staying irregularly,” the ECA revealed in a press release.
“However, only 38% return to their country of origin or to the country from which they travelled to the EU. This average drops below 30% for returns outside Europe.”
The body cites poor cooperation from many migrants' countries of origin as a driving factor for the low return rate.