Ministry of Foreign Affairs: "Immunity" with virtual students - Over 3000 became asylum seekers

What the Ministry of Interior reported

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The numbers of asylum seekers in Cyprus are "tragic", says the Ministry of Interior, adding that "colleges also have a great responsibility". He also says that it leaves to the public opinion "whether or not there should be a barrier to the innocence and development of 3.214 virtual students into asylum seekers, but also another 2.239" grooms "and" brides "from colleges, who in the last three years, they entered into virtual marriages ".

Responding to an announcement by the Pancyprian Association of Private Higher Education Schools (PASISTE) entitled "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs misinforms and disorientes public opinion to the detriment of colleges", the Ministry of Interior states that it would expect someone from the Association represents the Private Colleges of Higher Education, to show at least basic respect for the independent institutions of the state and more specifically for the Administrative Court ".

"The Association issued a statement on November 23, 2020, characterizing the decisions of the Council of Ministers to limit the transformation of virtual students into asylum seekers, erroneous, catastrophic and leveling. The announcement of the Association obviously provocatively despises the sub no. 862/2020 rejection decision of the Administrative Court issued on November 9, 2020 and which rejected the appeal of the Association against the decision of the Council of Ministers ", he adds.

The Ministry of Interior also states that the characterizations for the decisions of the Council of Ministers, which are repeated in their announcement by the representatives of the Colleges, were judged in a very specific way by the Court itself, which in its decision states “that the issue of irreparable damage and the claim of causing the most adverse and irreparable consequences amounting to hundreds of thousands of euros but also economic collapse remained in the stage of generality and vagueness in a way that makes the projection of irreparable damage meteoric.

And the decision of the Administrative Court continues that "the alleged allegations are considered insufficient to substantiate even at first sight the existence of the risks claimed by the applicants", says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"The Minister of Interior responded to the meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Education on November 18, 2020 with data, numbers and facts on the unsubstantiated accusations attributed to him by the representative of the Association and he does not intend to return. But we leave it to the public to decide whether or not there should be a barrier to the innocence and transformation of 3214 virtual students into asylum seekers, but also another 2239 "grooms" and "brides" from colleges, who in the last three years, have entered into virtual marriages. claiming in this way their illegal stay in the Republic ", he notes.

As the Ministry of Interior states in its announcement, "the effects on the colleges are not tragic. "The numbers of asylum seekers in our country are tragic, for the formation of which the colleges also have a great responsibility", while he says that he does not intend to return to the subject.

Source: KYPE