Asylum: legal proceedings to be limited, reduced and atrophied: 01/01/2014

The Foreigners’ Office is the one that “registers the application and makes a few screenings ” before even handing the case over to the CGRA (Commissariat général aux réfugiés et apatrides – Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons). It uses all possible tricks to reject these claims , they therefore  never even reach the CGRA , and will not be registered as formal requests. If the claim is actually accepted and transferred to the CGRA , it is common that it’s the asylum seeker that finds her/himself arrested and taken to a closed centre.

“You are being put in the detention centre to continue your proceeding. This will go faster. ” This is the new lie used by the Foreigners‘s Office. Once locked up, it becomes very difficult to gather evidence justifying the application for asylum, and thereby increasing the risk of rejection of the application.

Maggie likes to quote the increasing demands of multiple requests as evidence of “bad faith” of asylum seekers.

At the same time, the policy that she is leading is indeed an incentive to introduce massively. Autopsy of yet another hypocrisy: in many centres social assistants say “The only way out of here is to (re) apply for asylum.” And as there is no other solution , each (re) files an application for asylum necessarily accompanied by very few elements and in most cases rejected by the CGRA.

Amazing CGRA statistics / November 2013

In November 2013, 1,103 asylum applications were registered in Belgium. This is a decrease of 34% compared to October 2012. Of those 1,103 asylum applications, 352 (31.9% of the total number of applications) were multiple applications. The number of multiple applications decreased by 24.5 % compared to October 2013.