Compared with the same quarter of 2022, the number of non-EU citizens ordered to leave the EU country rose by 9%, while the number of people returned to another country rose by 29%.
In comparison to the previous quarter of this year, the number of orders to leave decreased by 5%, while the returns remained stable.
For Latvia, the trend is slightly different as the second quarter of the year saw growing pressure on the country's and EU's eastern border with Belarus as a result of the Lukashenko regime's state-sponsored people smuggling operation.
In all, Latvia ordered 580 third-country nationals to leave the country in the second quarter, sharply up on the 485 told to leave in the first quarter but similar to the 565 leave orders issued in Q4 2022 and below the high of 680 leave orders in Q1 2022.
In addition, Latvia recorded 545 returns of third country nationals following an order to leave (previous figures unavailable).
Looking at the country data, the highest numbers of non-EU citizens ordered to leave the territory of an EU country were recorded in France (34 810), Germany (10 600) and Greece (7 095). The largest number of people returned to another country were recorded in Germany (3 805), France (3 005) and Sweden (2 690).