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Dutch police crack down on illegal aliens

The Dutch police will step up its supervision of aliens in order to reduce illegal residence in the Netherlands. This year the Aliens Police will transfer 4,800 illegal aliens to the Repatriation and Departure Service, 10% more than in 2010.

This is the substance of an agreement on the performance of the Aliens Police by Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten, Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy Gerd Leers and Chief Constable Leon Kuijs (Chair of the Board of Chief Constables).

The primary focus will be on illegal aliens who are guilty of indictable or minor offences or antisocial behaviour. The police will also concentrate on failed asylum seekers and other aliens who do not possess a residence permit and are thus in the Netherlands illegally. The police will be mindful of vulnerable groups like minors, the elderly and infirm, and victims of human trafficking.