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The influx of asylum seekers is changing in terms of composition

About twenty-five percent of the initial asylum applications in the first months of 2016 were filed by people from a safe ...

News item | 14-03-2016 | 08:47

The Agreement on systematic checks at European external borders

The European migration ministers today decided that everyone, including EU citizens, must be systematically checked at the ...

News item | 25-02-2016 | 09:54

New letter issued to asylum seekers

A new letter was issued today to asylum seekers who came to Ter Apel or crossed the Dutch border. In the letter, Minister for ...

News item | 18-02-2016 | 19:00

Dutch Minister of Migration to add to list of safe countries of origin

Dutch Minister of Migration, Mr Dijkhoff, has informed the Dutch Lower House today by letter that he is adding Ghana, India, ...

News item | 09-02-2016 | 15:57

Rejected Albanians returned quicker

From now on, illegal Albanians can also be deported in groups with government flights. This has been agreed upon by the ...

News item | 29-01-2016 | 09:00

Expanded options for housing asylum seekers with a residence permit

Housing associations will temporarily be allowed to house asylum seekers who hold a residence permit in buildings that they do ...

News item | 18-12-2015 | 16:24

Government takes long-term measures to deal with increased refugee influx

A more targeted approach by the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) faster rejection of asylum applications that are ...

News item | 27-11-2015 | 17:53

Government: staying means participating

Refugees with a residence permit must start participating in Dutch society as soon as possible. Learning the Dutch language and ...

News item | 27-11-2015 | 17:38

Autumn Memorandum 2015: additional funding to deal with influx of asylum seekers

The Dutch government's 2015 Autumn Memorandum on the current budget year reveals that the government expects 58,000 asylum ...

News item | 27-11-2015 | 16:15

State Secretary Dijkhoff toughens policy on revoking or refusing asylum

Granting asylum to someone who committed serious offences is unacceptable." This was announced today by the State Secretary of ...

News item | 25-11-2015 | 15:17