04 December 2019
The use of 'Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration' programmes is a key part of the EU-wide drive to increase the number of people expelled from the bloc.
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"A huge experiment is underway in reversing migration and thousands of Nigerians represent the vanguard. But what are "Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration" programmes—and what are the human consequences?
...Calling for the removal of hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers and migrants used to be the preserve of nativist politicians such as Italy’s Matteo Salvini. But there is less than there used to be between the far-right and an EU leadership that makes no secret of its intention to ramp up returns."
See: Europe wants to send migrants home—but what happens when they get there? (Prospect, link):
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