Czech Republic Launches Program to Pay Non-EU Migrants to Go Home
New scheme aims to tackle migrant crisis in the country
A new program, which is set to launch by the Czech Republic in April, will allow pay non-EU migrants to return home to their country of origin.
The new scheme notes it will cost taxpayers “far less” than if migrant groups stayed in the country.
The Czech Interior Ministry said it first migrants taking part in its new programme, named ‘Návraty’ (Returns), will be processed in the third quarter of 2019.
The marketing campaign is already underway with social media posts, leaflets and posters from ready go out in April.
The program will focus on migrants from Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Russia, and Vietnam.
The scheme will offer foreign nationals up to 4,000 euros’ towards accusation, transportation costs and purchasing livestock in their homelands.
“The project should focus on all categories of foreigners, whether they are in the Czech Republic in an illegal situation or an asylum seeker,” Interior Ministry spokesman Hana Malá told Tiscali.cz.
2.3 million euros is already designated for the scheme and will pay paid for out of the asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), according to local media.
In a similar, if not more desperate tactic, Germany offered to double payouts to migrants who volunteered to go home.
Angela Merkel launched the campaign last year which give migrants money toward paying their rent, with some left over for expenses.
But mysteriously, the numbers of asylum seekers applying for Merkel's program have dropped precipitously over the past year.
Last year, the Czech Republic joined the list of EU governments shunning a United Nations pact regulating the treatment of migrants.
Approved in July by all 193 member UN nations except the US -The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was one of the biggest movement of migrants since World War 2.
According to Breitbart: The recent deportation from Germany is set taxpayers back 80,000 euros to fly just three migrants back to West Africa.
Tiscali. Cz described the Návraty scheme as a “cheap solution,” with the Interior Ministry noting that the expenses work out less than providing illegal immigrants and asylum seekers with public services such as healthcare.
Like its Visegrad group partners in Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia, the Czech government has taken a hard position against illegal immigration, opposing EU efforts to spread third world migrants throughout the bloc and declining to take in the share demanded by Brussels.
Vaclav Klaus said it is wrong to force the Czech Republic to become multicultural and the only way to save the country is to leave the EU.
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has said Europe must “send a clear signal that illegal migration has ended” by turning migrant boats back and deporting false asylum seekers, arguing that the European Commission’s preferred solution — creating a permanent mechanism to distribute newcomers across EU states — was the “road to hell”, and would only exacerbate the problem.
Czechia was one of only five countries to vote against the so-called Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration at the UN General Assembly in New York City last month, where 152 countries signed up to the agreement and a dozen abstained.
The document, which claims migration is “inevitable, necessary, and desirable,” poses a threat to the nation’s sovereignty and security by defining the movement of people as a “human right,” stated Babiš, who has previously marked mass immigration from the Global South a “threat to European civilization.”