Austria: Half of Chechen Asylum Seekers Go Home for Their Summer Holidays
According to FPO (Austrian Freedom Party) politician Johann Gudenus, thousands of Chechen asylum seekers in Austria are returning home for their summer holidays each year. Thousands of Chechens request an entry permit for their homeland for a few thrilling days of holiday each year. "Those people, who are supposedly persecuted at home and therefore are being provided for by us, are confident enough to go back without batting an eye?"
"Of the almost 42,000 Chechens, some of whom live in Austria as asylum seekers, some of whom are here illegally, apparently up to half go home for the summer." For him it is clear: "If they really were persecuted, no one can tell me they would go back there willingly for their holidays...Most them enjoy their lives in the social welfare net. The Interior Minister must finally act and make the existing return agreement work!" (...)