The man from Morocco had been convicted of several crimes, including two rapes, attempted manslaughter, violent theft and burglary. Added together, these were prison terms of more than seventeen years.
With a view to public order, the Secretary of State for Justice and Security decided to withdraw the man’s residence permit. As a result, he must leave the Netherlands and the European Union as soon as he is released from prison and he must not return for ten years.
The man came to the Netherlands as a 4-year-old and had been staying here for almost fifty years on the basis of a valid residence permit.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) had previously revoked his residence permit because of his conviction, against which the man had appealed. The court in Groningen approved the man last year and stated that he could stay. The state secretary disagreed and went to the Council of State.
On Wednesday, the council ruled that the decision of the State Secretary was ‘soundly motivated’ and that the weighing of interests turned out to the disadvantage of the Moroccan man.
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