Asylum Defence Agency / Asylabwehramt (AAbA)
- Management (Command, Intelligence & Education, Analysis and Debriefing, Informationanalysis, Administration, HR)
- Bureau A (Corporate Control/Foreign)
- Bureau B (Intelligence)
- Bureau C (Tech/electronic Services)
- Office for Schengen, Thirdcountries and Trashcountries
- Office for Economic Refugees
- Office for Deportation and Execution
- Office for Refugees and Fugitives
- Office for Informationsretrieval
- Office for Praevention
- Office for Stigmatization
- Office for Propaganda
- Office for Anonymous Collaborators, Employees and Associates
- Office for Anthropology, Sociology & Genetics
- Office for Selective Integration
- Office for Efficiency
- Office for Numbers and Facts
- Office for Gaza
- Office for Afghanistan
- Office for Chechnya
- Office for Sponsoring
- Office for International Relations
- Office for Tracing and Persecution
Additionally, we control thiryfour (34) receiving defence offices in Gaza, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Georgia, Russia, Guatemala, Marocco, Lybia, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, etc.
There is little more public awareness on the duties of the asylum defence agency's international services. Its budget does not show up in neither the Federal Defence Ministery nor the Ministery of the Interior. There is no public record on active employee numbers. According to a Austrian press article dated from the year 1999, the services of the asylum defence agency employ app. 350 men and women, not including officers operating within the diverse bodies of the Austrian and EU-Army (EuroGendFor). Head of Department sind Dec 27th 2008: Mr. Ing. Ewald Protoznik.
- Immigration diversion
- Operational Reconnaissance
- Facilitator Supervision
- Defensive procedures (refugees and asylum seekers)
- Liaison with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of the Interior, Army, Border Police, State and Local Police Forces, Secret Service, Military Intelligence
- Information exchange with national, European and international authorities
- Deportation, torture and lethal force
- Inhouse "Task Force/Rapid Response Team"
- Interrogations necessary to bright light to the truth and truth to the light
- On-site information (in homelands) on the European Asylum Process
- Defence and prevention of asylum seekers in homelands (re-training camps)
- Preventive selection of refugees into immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees of other status
- Re-thinking no-deportation policies into respective countries (homelands)
- Solution of problematic ethnic groups in cooperation with national Police and Army bodies (in respective homelands)
- Migration analysis
- Hinderance/prevention: stop people from filing for refuge/asylum status. it is too late afterwards.
- Working group: "Asylum Process from/in Homelands"
- Automized asylum check and decisions. technological improvements (screenings)
- Biological, social and financial screenings
- Avoid re-traumatization
- Tips and tricks on how-to enhance bureaucratic burdens in the asylum process in Austria and in the Schengen Area (guidelines, complexity of applications, legal costs)
- "Stigmatisierungsindex" for diverse ethnical, religious, sexual and other groups.
A refugee is a person...
„...who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.."
United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees 28 July 1951