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Romania

An emigrant nation that saw millions of citizens leave in search of work after the demise of the Soviet Union, Romania has recently begun to contend with immigration. As part of its accession to the European Union, the country remodeled its migration policy, aligning it with the EU acquis and incorporating provisions for the removal and detention of irregular non-citizens. Now a key EU border country, Romania has received technical and financial support from the European Commission (EC) to strengthen its administrative detention capacity, including by establishing secure transit centres for processing asylum seekers.

Romania Quick Facts

  • Immigration detainees:
    471
    Persons expelled :
    2890
    International migrants:
    198800
    New asylum applications :
    2511