Austria passes emergency law allowing asylum-seekers to be turned away at the border

The Austrian parliament adopted a new asylum law on Wednesday that will allow the government to declare a “state of emergency” over the migrant crisis and reject almost all asylum-seekers at the border.

The measure will leave Austria with some of the toughest asylum laws in Europe.

It comes after a far-Right candidate, Norbert Hofer, won the first round of the country’s presidential election, running on an anti-migrant message.

  • Alain

    Far-right is newspeak for anyone patriotic who puts the security and welfare of his people first.

  • moraywatson

    Good to see that politics is still downstream from culture in the erstwhile free country of Austria.

  • Dana Garcia

    Good to see sanity has not completely disappeared from Europe.

  • simus1

    Ordinary Austrian people who might finally be deciding en masse that their long in power lefty shitbag politicians are lefty shitbag politicians can expect many “wonderous and unexpected miracles” soon. Or from the cynics viewpoint , a vote whore panic running at full speed to calm down the irritated natives.

  • Gary

    Isn’t it odd that 99% of the muslims are peaceful and productive and yet Europe seems to be getting flooded with the 1% that are the FEW bad apples.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    Excellent news, but they also need to be able to get rid of the tens of thousands of invaders who have no business being there.