Failed asylum seekers must go back home, says minister

The forty failed asylum seekers living in tents in Amsterdam’s Osdorp district can return to their countries of origin, immigration minister Gert Leers said in a briefing to parliament on Thursday.

The minister said he is prepared to offer temporary accommodation to the group if they work with the authorities to go back.
The asylum seekers, many from Somalia, say they cannot go back because they will not be safe.

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