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Mar 1 '17 07:57

Canada is working on deporting 59-year-old Dutch born Len van Heerst after the man lived his entire life in the country. The reason for his imminent deportation is a criminal record he built in his youth. Van Heerst does not speak Dutch and doesn't know anyone in the Netherlands and is therefore turning to court to fight his deportation, NOS reports.

Van Heerst emigrated from the Netherlands to Canada with his mother Trixie when he was 8 months old. His mother never applied for Canadian citizenship for him. According to her, she "forgot" to do so.

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Nov 30 '16 08:45

Ibrahim El Bakraoui, one of the bombers that committed a suicide attack at the Zaventem airport in Brussels in March, payd bribes to be deported to the Netherlands instead of Belgium, the Belgian judicial authorities believe, according to RTL Nieuws.

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Nov 7 '16 08:42

While the deportion of failed asylum seekers is still a slow and often difficult process, the Netherlands is very successful in deporting immigrants after they committed a crime, according to figures from the Ministry of Security and Justice, AD reports.

In 2011 the Netherlands deported 72 percent of immigrants that committed a crime - 570 of the 795 persons. This year the government already deported 80 percent of the total - 870 of the 1,120 person.

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Oct 31 '16 12:45

Controversial Moroccan-Dutch imam El Alami Amaouch will not be welcome in his "home" mosque As-Soennah in The Hague after he is deported from Belgium ,the Ttelegraaf reports based on sources from around the mosque.

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Aug 30 '16 09:08

A Rwandan man deported from the Netherlands last year after suspicions of his involvement in genocide were revealed, is demanding that he be let back into the Netherlands as soon as possible. The court in The Hague is examining his case today

Aug 26 '16 14:30

The home of the director of the Repatriation and Departure Service in The Hague was vandalized during the course of Thursday night. An activist group called 'Sloop de deportatiemachine', or Scrap the deportation machine in English, took responsibility for the act

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Jun 17 '16 08:34

Weert Mayor Jos Heijmans will not be punished for hiding a Syrian mother and her four children so that they would not be sent back to Germany, Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs wrote in a letter to parliament

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May 13 '16 10:55

Mayor Jos Heijmans of Weert admitted to helping a Syrian family hide from their deportation during a public commission meeting this week

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May 10 '16 07:30

GroenLinks and the PvdA want more attention paid to the interest of child asylum seekers in the asylum process. They believe that the interest of a child should outweigh the Netherlands' stance on the asylum process and plan to submit a legislative proposal to ensure this by the summer

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May 4 '16 08:40

Nearly 40 percent of failed asylum seeker deportations were cancelled at the last moment last year - a 10 percent increase compared to 2013, NRC reports based on figures received from the Ministry of Security and Justice.

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Apr 8 '16 07:29

Thirteen year old Tri from Wageningen will no longer be deported to Vietnam. The Pham family can stay in Wageningen, Mayor Geert van Rumund announced on Thursday.

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Apr 6 '16 12:30

The Netherlands could have acted "more alert and assertive" with regards to Brussels bombers Ibrahim and Khalid El Bakraoui. But there was no reason to actively track them down, Justice Minister Ard van der Steur said in answer to parliamentary questions posed to him in preparation to Thursday's debate.

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Apr 1 '16 14:07

Thirteen year old Tri Pam is facing deportation to Vietnam after living in the Netherlands all his life. State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice announced his deportation in a letter to the mayor of Wageningen, where Tri Pam lives

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Feb 29 '16 08:41

At least 20 Syrian asylum seekers in the Netherlands are suspected of war crimes in their home country. Despite this, they can not be deported, State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice wrote in a letter to the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, on Monday

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Jan 12 '16 15:35

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg Tuesday gave the Netherlands permission to deport five Afghan men living in the Netherlands for at least the past 15 years.

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Dec 31 '15 13:00

Congolese refugee Christian Gandu will not be deported after all. The Immigration and Naturalization Service revoked their decision and granted him a residency permit, his club Magreb'90 announced on Thursday.

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Dec 15 '15 16:45

The 21 Zimbabwean Kuda Matungamire will be allowed to stay in the Netherlands for the time being. Law firm Prakken d'Oliveire was able to stop his deportation and he was not forced to get onto a plane back to his home country on Tuesday afternoon, De Gooi- en Eemlander reports.

"It is a legal reprieve through a preliminary injunction. But the lawyer sees opportunities to start a new case", Ernst Reijseger, activist for the Facebook page Kuda moet bliljven, said to the newspaper.

Dec 15 '15 13:00

The municipality of Hilversum is making a last effort to stop the deportation of a Zimbabwean man named Kuda. Politicians are calling on Security & Justice Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff to change his mind about the 21 year old.

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Dec 8 '15 08:38

Amsterdam councilor Dilan Yesilgoz-Zegerius thinks that asylum seekers who threaten or discriminate against fellow refugees because of their sexual orientation, should be deported immediately

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Dec 3 '15 15:50

Ex-pro football player Christian Gandu is facing deportation after living in the Netherlands for 14 years. According to his amateur club Magreb '90, the 23 year old Congolese born man exhausted all possible legal avenues and may be put out of the country at any moment.

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Oct 30 '15 08:07

VVD State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice wants to increase the percentage of failed asylum seekers leaving the Netherlands by using stricter conversation techniques. At this stage less than half of the failed asylum seekers actually leave the country.

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Oct 28 '15 15:00

In a desperate attempt to avoid deportation, the Armenian family Simonyan from Amersfoort hid their 9 year old son in some unknown location last week. This failed, the family is being deported on Wednesday without the boy. But the child is still missing.

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Apr 23 '15 10:59

A number of cities and towns in the Netherlands foresee major practical problems in the implementation of the coalition's new plan for failed asylum seekers.

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Jan 27 '15 18:22

Dutch King, Willem-Alexander, his wife, Queen Máxima and the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte are taking part of the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.

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