Austiran FM: Deny migrants right to seek asylum

By REUTERS
June 5, 2016 13:32

ZURICH - Migrants who try to enter Europe illegally by boat should be denied the chance to apply for asylum and be sent back, Austria's foreign minister said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday.

Austria's centrist government promised tougher action on immigration after the far right's candidate very nearly won a presidential election two weeks ago on voter concerns about Europe's biggest peacetime migration crisis.

"Whoever boards a boat and tries to enter Europe illegally has ruined his chances of gaining asylum in Europe and will be sent back," Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz told Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag.


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