Dutch repatriation policy chaotic

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Broadcaster RTL News RTL Nieuws says the repatriation of illegal aliens from the Netherlands is chaotic, with numerous chances for them to extend their stay at the last moment.

RTL News says it has a copy of the annual report for 2010 of The Integrated Supervision of Repatriation Commission CITT. The document states that 2,404 36 percent of the more than 6,600 cases of repatriation last year had to be rescinded. The figure for 2009 was 30 percent.

Illegal aliens are said to take advantage at the last moment of various judicial possibilities to prevent repatriation. Hundreds of failed asylum seekers manage to have new asylum requests accepted just before they are repatriated. Others physically resist expulsion or create such an uproar that they are not allowed on the flight back to their country of origin.

However, various Dutch government agencies which prepare the paperwork for repatriations are also said to be to blame. Documents prepared by the agencies are apparently often not in order.

The CITT also criticises the government for not making enough use of legislation allowing for the expulsion of illegal immigrants who have committed crimes.

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