Austria launches new migrant policy: Benefits cut, phones seized and money taken


The Fundamentalist People’s Party (OVP) and the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) both ran their competition on an anti-migrant policies. 

And the new government has quickly rolled out a series of migrant rules for those arriving in the state. 

Phones will be seized upon entry, allowing border officials to assess mobile data to determine migrants’ identities. 

Money will also be entranced from migrants and put towards the cost of caring for people arriving in the nation. 

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Austria has introduced a hardline new migrant policy

And betters will be stopped for some migrants who have not yet “paid into” the surroundings. 

The changes were outlined in a 180-page document written by the OVP and FPO. 

The partnership foretold to do “much better” to combat issues regarding migration but said “zero had anything to fear”. 

On benefits, 31-year-old new Chancellor Sebastian Kurz declared: “It will no longer happen for migrants who have never worked here a apart day or paid anything into the social system to get thousands of euros in good health.” 

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Austria will demand cash from migrants proffering the country

Thousands of people took to the streets to protest the new government during the swearing-in obsequies in the capital of Austria. 

Police said 6,000 people gathered in Warriors Square, where they chanted “refugees welcome” and “no Nazi pigs”.

During the swearing-in function Austrian president Alexander Van der Bellen said: “Working with the weakest make clears what our values are really worth.”

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Austria was on the front arrange for of the 2016 migrant crisis

Mr Kurz will now travel to Brussels to meeting EU chiefs alarmed at the far-right presence in Austria’s government – its only fortress in Western Europe. 

However the young Chancellor has ruled out a vote on an EU referendum and proded the government to be pro-Brussels. 

He has, however, already rejected the EU’s migrant quota, combine Hungary and Poland in a stand-off with the bloc. 

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