Currently, the programme in Latvia are already 23 people, and the first of them received alternative status. As explained by rose, the law establishes clear criteria for refugee status may be granted, if a person is persecuted because of his race, religion, nationality, ethnic or political affiliations. If such threats are detected, the citizenship and migration Affairs takes the decision on granting other status.
To the question about whether there is among the displaced individuals economic refugees, rose pointed out that DCMA's analyses. They occur more often among people who illegally cross the Eastern border of Latvia.
As noted by the representative of the naturalization Board, geography of applicants for asylum in Latvia is changing — in recent years more applicants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Congo, and before that there were many citizens of Ukraine and Georgia, but their application is often rejected.