"The first thing is basically that they don't get anything from the Austrian state if they don't have the right to stay here. Is that so hard to understand?"In 2015, Austria took in around 90,000 asylum seekers, which comes in at around 1 percent of its population,Since then, Austria has tightened immigration restrictions and helped shut down the route through the Balkans by which almost all those people use in which to enter Europe. The measures will include the following:
Those who stay will lose their monthly social payments. Plans to introduce penalties between 5,000 and 15,000 euros (5,300 and 15,900 dollars) for migrants who remain in Austria. As a final measure, rejected migrants may be detained before they are forcibly flown back to their home countries. The maximum length of this detention will be expanded from 10 to 18 months. Some 4,000 persons who have been denied asylum live in Austria, half of them cannot leave for medical reasons or because they are underage.
The Austrian office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said the bill was "highly questionable" and urged lawmakers to think hard about agreeing to it.