Saturday, September 3, 2011

Dutch TV creates show featuring rejected refugee claimants

The nation that brought the television world Big Brother and a hoax game show with a donor kidney prize has now pitted five young rejected asylum seekers against one another to compete for €4,000 ($5,600) for when they are kicked out of the country.The one-off show Weg Van Nederland, or Out of the Netherlands, shone a satirical light on the plight of young asylum seekers slated for expulsion by Dutch immigration authorities despite having spent most of their childhoods here and speaking the language fluently. It tried to upend the perception among many native Dutch that immigrants don't successfully integrate.

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