Many Migrants Drawn by Jobs, Welfare in Northern Europe

April 20, 2015 7:11 PM

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For tens of thousands of migrants who survive the hazardous crossing of the Mediterranean, the journey often continues as they slip through cracks in Italy's border controls and head north.

With Italy's unemployment at 13 percent, many new arrivals would rather settle in the wealthier welfare states of northern Europe where there are better job opportunities and more established refugee communities.

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