Not in the Name of Homelessness Services!

Homelessness services must not be involved in unnecessary and harmful European measures against irregularly residing third-country nationals.

The recommendation published by the European Commission on 2 March 2017 to make returning irregularly-residing third-country nationals more effective pushes homelessness services to engage in activities they should not be responsible for.

The approach taken by the European Commission raises several concerns regarding the respect of fundamental rights safeguards and confronts homelessness services with a dilemma where providing support might lead to the deportation of individuals in need.

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