There will be a new, direct bus connection between Ter Apel and Zwolle station. In this way authorities hope to separate the nuisance-causing asylum seekers from an asylum center in Ter Apel from Dutch passengers in Emmen. Evidently, segregation is the only way to avoid the nuisance caused by migrants.
The hope is that the direct bus connection will prevent people in Emmen from having to deal with petty crime and assault while Ter Apel asylum seekers can still travel with a regular connection.
In addition, the municipality of Emmen, together with Vluchtelingenwerk, wants to see what can be done to return asylum seekers who have been deported from Ter Apel to their country of origin.
This is probably also the reason why the mayor has indicated that they would take “extra measures” together with the police and enforcers to solve the problem. For example, the municipality intends to use area bans “for the biggest rioters”, reported De Telegraaf.
The harsh reality is that nuisance-causing asylum seekers will not be facing any federal deportation measures from The Hague however.