Austria announce plans to automatically deny asylum to migrants who arrive with smuggler support 

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All migrants who arrive in Europe with the help of human traffickers will be automatically denied asylum in Austria, under new plans revealed by its Interior Minister today.

Austrian Interior Minister Herbert Kickl, a member of the Freedom Party of Austria (FPO), said his plans aim to punish migrants using smugglers by handing down an automatic negative asylum decision.

Kickl - Media - Laws - Policy - Provision

Kickl told local media that he hopes Austrian laws will be amended to enable this policy provision and that Austria's immigration stance 'should head in this direction.'

The Austrian minister said it was unfair that someone who could afford the services of human traffickers had a greater chance of asylum than others who could not.

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, leader of the Austrian People's Party (OVP) recently hinted at a similar idea.

Kurz said: 'It is not the poorest who flee, but those who can afford human traffickers.'

Kurz - Head - Government - Country - Immigration

Sebastian Kurz, 32, is the youngest head of government out of any European country and his aggressive immigration stance has made ripples in the international community.

The Chancellor said that it was a mistake that the continent of Africa had been given the impression that 'these people can get through to Europe'.

Kurz - Influx - Migrants - People

According to Kurz, the influx of migrants had directly led to 'dead people in the...
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