Dutch immigration minister: deport failed asylumseekers sooner

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Immigration Minister Gerd Leers has confirmed that he will write parliament a letter in which he proposes tightening existing legislation regarding failed asylum seekers.

At present, many failed asylum seekers file an appeal against the second rejection of their original request shortly before their scheduled deportation, sometimes just moments before they are to board an airplane. Under the proposed legislation, asylumseekers would no longer be allowed to await the outcome of their appeal in the Netherlands if no new facts or circumstances emerged.



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  • Aoo Mow Chow posted:

    on 17th January 2011, 13:46:54 - Reply

    The Minister is out of his mind. I am a Tibetean living in Netherlands. I am currently studying in The Netherlands. Chinese government is very cruel. They are killing us Tibeteans, raping our women and destroying our ancient heritage. I would request in the name of God to the government of Netherlands to please give us Tibeteans political asylum in The Netherlands.