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Netherlands to send back 26,000 failed asylum-seekers

The Netherlands has cast off its liberal reputation on immigration by deciding to deport 26,000 failed asylum-seekers, including many who have lived in the country for years. The move, approved yesterday by parliament, has provoked bitter controversy in a famously tolerant society, one where memories of the Dutch deportation of Jews in the Second World War remain strong. The Netherlands has a huge backlog of cases and failed asylum seekers had faced little threat of being deported. Many went underground, disappearing from official records after their appeals expired and hoping to benefit from amnesties. Full Story

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