2016 | Defence for Children
According to the Dutch Office of Defence for Children, the National Children’s Pardon [Kinderpardon] is not effective. Hundreds of children have been residing in the Netherlands for more than five years without a legal residence permit. They do not speak the language of the country of origin and live in fear because they can be deported at any time. Last night the the National campaign ‘I Stay Here’ was presented on Dutch television. The aim of this campaign is to give these children a voice and stop the uncertainty of their current legal status.