Source: Government of the Netherlands
Headline: Tougher approach to asylum seekers causing disturbances
Minister for Migration Mark Harbers will be taking a tougher approach to any asylum seekers causing disturbances. These troublemakers are now more likely to be sent to the special supervision and monitoring location (EBTL), potentially including unaccompanied minor returnees over the age of 16 in individual cases. The capacity of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) will also be expanded in order to speed up the processing of Dublin cases, while the various chain partners will intensify their efforts to compile dossiers in order to allow for remand where necessary. In addition, the IND will confer with the Judiciary to determine whether asylum cases of severe troublemakers can be prioritised by the District Courts in order to speed up the rejection process. These measures were prompted by the recent string of incidents at COA locations, frequently involving returnees with a small likelihood of obtaining asylum status.