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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Belgium: Thousands of asylum seekers in limbo

from Expatica:

Some 12,000 asylum seekers and other migrants have been waiting for more than three years for their application to stay in Belgium to be dealt with.

According to an article in Tuesday's edition of Flemish daily, De Standaard, the Forum for Asylum seekers and Migrants are calling for all those in such circumstances to be issued with papers.
Applicants' lives are extremely restricted, with many not allowed to work.

Around 400 protesters recently gathered outside the headquarters of all of Belgium's major political in a bid to improve the situation.

Another demonstration is planned in a couple of weeks.

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