Kosovo schoolgirl can stay for now, court rules

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3 February 2006, AMSTERDAM — Taïda Pasic from Kosovo can stay in the Netherlands for the time being, a court in Groningen ruled on Friday.

3 February 2006

AMSTERDAM — Taïda Pasic from Kosovo can stay in the Netherlands for the time being, a court in Groningen ruled on Friday.

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) took the 18-year-old schoolgirl from her class in school in the Dutch town of Winterswijk almost two weeks ago and sent her to a deportation centre. The court decided Pasic can go free to await a final decision. 

Taïda asked the court to block her deportation until Immigration and Integration Minister Rita Verdonk takes a decision over the schoolgirl's appeal not to grant her a temporary residence permit. Taïda wants to stay in the Netherlands to finish her VWO certificate.

"The court is of the opinion the minister's decision not to let the girl to finish her VWO was not taken with due care because several of the girl's arguments were not answered or dealt with insufficiently," the judge said.

Taïda's family used to live as refugees in the Netherlands but returned to the Kosovo. The schoolgirl returned on her own to finish the VWO exam in the Netherlands.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

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