March 22 2011
Immigration minister Gerd Leers announced Tuesday that an estimated 400 Afghan girls living in the Netherlands must return to Afghanistan “even though they have become totally ‘westernized’”. Leers had been asked to find out how many girls faced deportation, and responded that of the women present in the country given asylum on claims they are at risk if they return to their home country, there are approximately 100 young girls who remain in the appeal process and a further 300 “have no right” to stay in the Netherlands.

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