Employees of asylum centers in the Netherlands are warning that many North African criminals are posing as ‘unaccompanied minors’ to exploit the system and gain free accommodation.
Workers from the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) say they are terrified of violent males from so-called ‘safe countries’ who have little chance of obtaining legal residence but instead claim to be underage minors and thus qualify for protections afforded to child foreign nationals.
“Often these Moroccans, Tunisians, and Algerians are not minors at all, but have false papers with them. Or no papers at all,” a COA employee told Dagblad van het Noorden.
“They are then assured that they will at least have shelter until the age of 18. They just try and often they succeed.”