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Slovakia Immigration Detention

The Slovak Republic has pursued restrictive and discriminatory immigration policies since the onset of the refugee crisis in early 2015, even though the country has not faced nearly the same pressures as its European neighbours. Although the number of immigration-related detained is not very high—reflecting its relatively low apprehension numbers—there are indications of increasing numbers of families with children being placed in detention without consideration of alternatives. 

Slovakia Quick Facts

  • Immigration detainees:
    204
    Detained asylum seekers :
    90
    Detained minors:
    15
    Immigration detention capacity:
    328
    Persons expelled :
    320
    International migrants:
    149,600
    New asylum applications :
    732