People from Poland, Bulgaria and Romania should be deported back to their country of origin if they are out of work, Louis Bontes, an MP for the anti-Islam PVV said in an interview with website nu.nl.
‘They are often drunk and are involved in petty crime,’ he is quoted as saying. ‘Locals get upset by this, so the police tell me.’
Bontes said there is no legal barrier to deporting EU nationals from the open border area within five years of their arrival.
When Bulgaria and Romania eventually join the Schengen open border zone ‘that is when the bulk of them will come, including all the trouble,’ he said.
Last week The Hague city council executive in charge of integration Marnix Norder published a new policy paper calling for jobless immigrants to be sent back home.
Norder, a Labour party supporter, said he also wanted to look into the legal aspects of sending back jobless Eastern Europeans. ‘I want to start with 20 or 30,’ he said. ‘But without help with the cost because that would only attract more.’
Norder hit the headlines last year when he spoke of the tsunami of Eastern Europeans moving to The Hague.