The Austrian government is seemingly determined to make it easier to expel Syrian asylum-seekers.
Interior Minister Herbert Kickl said Thursday that he believes a readmission agreement with the Syrian regime will be very effective.
Speaking to Kronen daily,
Elaborating on Austria’s widely-criticized asylum law that allows the deportation of asylum-seekers whose requests are denied as well as those who have committed major crimes,
"We will keep asylum-seekers who are convicted or prone to violence at transit zones such as airports where they will have only one option ahead, to go back to their countries," said
He also recently told the media that his government is working to legislate tougher asylum laws which won't forgive even petty crimes.
According to the UN Refugee Convention, host countries can only deport migrants who have been convicted of "a particularly serious crime" such as murder, rape or armed robbery, but not lesser crimes.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.