IND ignores warnings of trafficking

26th January 2007, Comments 0 comments

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) issues work permits to Filipina women despite a recommendation against this from the Dutch embassy in Manila.

26 January 2007

AMSTERDAM – The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) issues work permits to Filipina women despite a recommendation against this from the Dutch embassy in Manila.

The embassy says that the women are applying for permits to work as au pairs in the Netherlands but are actually being rounded up by gangs that traffic women in Europe.

MP for the Socialist Party Jan de Wit concluded this on the basis of the annual report from the embassy.

The annual report shows that the embassy warned the IND about the gang activities. Despite the warnings the IND continues to issue work permits.

De Wit is going to pose questions about the matter to Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin (CDA), responsible for the IND, on Tuesday. The Labour PvdA faction in parliament supports De Wit’s opinion that the IND is indirectly cooperating with human trafficking in this case.

[Copyright Expatica 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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