A makeshift camp of illegal Muslim immigrants has cropped up near fashionable Lake Como, Italy, a vacation hotspot for the super rich like American actor George Clooney.
The migrant camp made up of hundreds of Muslims suddenly grew because migrants had nowhere to go after Switzerland closed it borders to more Muslim immigrants. Until Switzerland’s new policy, the region had merely been a trail for the migrants to pass through on their way to Switzerland and other Western European nations with large welfare states, according to the New York Post.
Residents of Lake Como are worried over the situation saying the town can’t support the massive number of stranded migrants who have begun to pile up there.
Thus far the local chapter of Catholic Charities has been caring for the mob, but the situation is quickly growing too big to handle.
“But it is very difficult, we do not know how to welcome all these people. In the Como diocese we have over 2,000 migrants in the facilities — there is no room,” said Roberto Bernasconi, a spokesman for the charity organization.
According to reports, over 1,000 illegal migrants arrived in the last few weeks alone.
Lake Como was once a hotspot for rich celebrities such as Clooney and singer Madonna among others. Clooney even owns a large, multi-million-dollar lake house in the area. The migrant camp is only miles away from Clooney’s vacation getaway.
There has been no word if the high-powered celebrities and government officials who have spent time luxuriating in the picturesque town will band together to offer financial support for the migrants.