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Luxembourg

One of Europe’s smallest countries with a population of just over half a million, Luxembourg has historically welcomed migrant labour, which has played an important role in the country’s prosperous economic development. However, in the face of large influxes of asylum seekers in the wake of the Balkan conflicts, the country’s attitude towards foreigners began to sour. The government implemented its first asylum legislation in 1996 and established its first immigration detention unit in 2002.

Luxembourg Quick Facts

  • Immigration detainees:
    322
    Detained asylum seekers :
    9
    Detained minors:
    27
    Persons expelled :
    1010
    International migrants:
    229400
    New asylum applications :
    2146