PVV calls for deportation of Antilleans with a criminal conviction

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Draft legislation from the PVV which would see people from the Antilles deported if they committed a crime led to a stormy debate in parliament on Thursday, and several MPs walked out.

MPs are angry that the PVV has pressed ahead with drawing up a bill, even though the Council of State has said the measure would be unconstitutional.

The measure is ‘impossible to implement’ one MP said, while others accused the PVV of failing to come up with a proper solution.

The PVV says people from Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten should be deported back to the Caribbean islands if they commit crimes, because Antillean youngsters are over-represented in crime figures.

According to the NRC, several MPs walked out when the debate generated into a shouting match.

The fundamentalist Protestant group SGP was the only party to see any possibility of supporting the PVV bill, the paper said. However, that too would require ‘very many changes’, MP Roelof Bisschop said.

The bill’s proposers will answer MPs questions at a later date.

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