A fisherman from Urk in Flevoland saved 21 people attempting to cross the English Channel on Sunday night. Among them were a six-week-old baby, and two toddlers, according to several Dutch media reports, though one French authority said a total of 19 migrants were rescued, including 16 men, one woman, and two children.
The CDA in the Rotterdam city council wants clarification about "patrols" right-wing extremist group Voorpost claims they perform in the dunes in Hoek van Holland. In a statement on Sunday, Voorpost said their members patrol the dunes looking for undocumented migrants. According to the CDA, such searches jeopardize public order and are "highly undesirable", AD reports.
The number of stowaways found trying to sneak to England by ferry and boat decreased significantly compared to last year, according to RTV Rijnmond. In the first quarter of 2017 a total of 220 stowaways were detained at Dutch ports, compared to 360 in the same period last year.
Amsterdam regrets that no agreement was reached between the government and municipalities regarding the shelter of failed asylum seekers, but the city does not see this as a reason to stop offering them shelter, a spokesperson for mayor Eberhard van der Laan said to Het Parool.
Discussions between the government and municipalities on shelter and provisions for failed asylum seekers and other undocumented migrants failed. No agreement could be reached, State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice announced on Monday, NU.nl reports.
State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice decided to scrap the bonus offered to undocumented Moroccans and Algerians if they leave the Netherlands voluntarily, he announced on Tuesday, ANP reports.
During the first half of this year the Koninklijke Marechaussee discovered a record number of undocumented migrants in the Netherlands. In total 1,120 undocumented migrants were found, 700 moe than in the same period last year, according to a report State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice released on Tuesday, ANP reports.
A total of 840 people tried to illegally cross from the Netherlands over to Britain between January and September this year, according to figures the Ministry of Security and Justice released on Tuesday. That number is already much higher than in all of 2015, when a total of around 500 stowaways were caught, ANP reports.
The police discovered 12 undocumented migrants hiding in the cargo area of a truck in Steenbergen on Wednesday, the Roosendaal police said on Twitter. The truck driver was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking.
The Dutch police discovered three stowaways in the loading compartment of a Spanish fruit truck at the Hazeldonk border crossing on Thursday afternoon. All three stowaways are African men, two from Eritrea and one from Sudan.
The Dutch army is deploying soldiers from Monday to help the Koninklijke Marechaussee search for undocumented migrants trying to go to Britain via the Dutch ports
The Koninklijke Marechaussee, a policing force that works as a branch of the Dutch military, found four Iraqi stowaways hiding in the back of a truck in IJmuiden on Wednesday. Two of them were young children. One person was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking.
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
Five undocumented migrants were found working on a cannabis plantation raided in Weert, Limburg last weeks. These undocumented workers include two Turks and three Ukrainians, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment announced.
Ten undocumented migrants were found hidden in a parked truck in Schaijk, Noord-Brabant on Monday morning. Among them were seven men, two women, and a teenaged child.
An Amsterdam father and son are facing charges of human trafficking. According to the Public Prosecutor, they exploited undocumented migrants and made them work in their laundromat without protection
The Koninklijke Marechaussee, a police force working as part of the military, discovered a total of 19 undocumented migrants hiding on a ferry set to depart from Hoek van Holland to Harwich in England on Saturday.
Both the Central Appeals Court and the Council of State are ruling on cases involving the so-called bed, bath and bread arrangement - limited provisions and shelter for failed asylum seekers and undocumented migrants
Failed asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in Dutch detention centers are still sent to solitary confinement for punishment relatively often, even after former Justice State Secretary Fred Teeven promised to reduce the number of such punishments. This year 75 percent of measures imposed in such centers involved a trip to solitary confinement.
A man was arrested on Saturday after a raid on a roti company in the Westelijk Havengebied in Amsterdam revealed that he was exploiting undocumented Indian migrants.
Seven stowaways were discovered in the back of a truck on the ABC Westland business park in Poeldijk on Wednesday afternoon. They have been handed over to the immigration police.
Thousands of people who received a residency permit in the Netherlands after the general amnesty in 2007, lied about their identities. This was often done so that they can qualify for the amnesty, for example, because only a certain age group fell under the amnesty.
Fourteen stowaways were discovered hiding in the back of a cargo truck in Halsteren on Thursday morning. The police believe that they are refugees. The 64 year old Polish truck driver has been arrested for human trafficking.
The expected "flood of refugees" in Hoek van Holland has not happened yet, according to State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice.