More than 800 migrants returned home in May

A total of 811 immigrants were deported from Greece in May, the police’s aliens bureau said on Friday.

Just over 500 of the migrants left the country via a voluntary program conducted with the help of the local branch of the International Organization for Migration. The rest were forcibly deported.

Since August 2012, 45,716 migrants have been deported from Greece. Of these, 15,560 immigrants have left Greece voluntarily as part of the European Union-funded scheme.