VNL party leader Bram Moszkowicz is calling for the government to implement programs were asylum seekers have to perform manual labour in exchange for being granted refugee status. Moszkowicz, the disbarred former attorney of anti-Islam PVV party leader Geert Wilders, suggested work programs for refugees like a park, ditch and garden cleaning service, reported AD.
Moszkowicz hopes that the proposal is viewed as a "deterrent measure" for potential refugees. The AD noted criticism over the proposal, calling it blackmail and forced labour. The VNL responded, "They are not trapped here, they can leave."
Moszkowitz also said that if they do not like it they are free to leave for another country.