Asylum seekers who cause serious nuisance will be transferred to the Enforcement and Supervision Location (HTL) in Hoogeveen from now on and will be subject to a stricter area ban. State Secretary Ankie Broekers-Knol (Asylum and Migration) announced these new measures on Wednesday.
According to Broekers-Knol, the new measures take more stringent action against "unacceptable behavior" of asylum seekers.
Those asylum seekers are transferred to an HTL, where a stricter regime applies. In addition, the area ban around HTL locations is becoming stricter: residents can now only stay on the HTL site.
The residents also have access to shops and other facilities on this site, so there is no need to leave the site. Special investigating officers (boas) must ensure that the area ban is complied with.
The new measures also put an end to the pilot with the Extra Guidance and Supervision Locations (EBTL) in Amsterdam and Hoogeveen. The pilot was terminated because, according to the State Secretary, "more is needed to ensure that there is no nuisance in the municipality".
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