Category: Migration policy

Closed centre: “Why this treatment? We need answers” 19/06/2020

Retainees in the 127 bis closed centre in Steenokkerzeel call us and ask us to spread their message.“We are treated like animals. The staff is constantly bothering us. No respect, no hello, no please, no goodbye.All our deeds and actions are … Continuer la lecture

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Call for action – 20th of June – World Refugee Day – UPDATE VIDEO

from Coasts in Solidarity No one is illegal, never! – Open your borders, open your eyes! Call for actions on 20 June 2020 – World Refugee Day – Join locally! more infos : https://calaismigrantsolidarity.wordpress.com/ Corona prevents us from meeting – … Continuer la lecture

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Saved just in time, a young Syrian girl escapes the Belgian authorities’ push back

08/05/2020 Right in the middle of a world sanitary crisis, Belgium tried to cross a new boundary in its migratory policy. The first ‘push back’ ever recorded on the Belgian territory should have taken place Friday 8 May a.m. E. … Continuer la lecture

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Multiple actions to empty the centres: new testimonies by retainees

30/03/2020 At the time when, to confront the Coronavirus, several retention cetres are emptied in France, others are burning in Italy, the closed centres of Belgium are still quite full. Full of retainees who have no or very few information. … Continuer la lecture

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LET’S EMPTY THE CLOSED CENTRES

23/03/2020 The Foreigners Office refuse asylum requests but continue to deport.  On 16 March 2020, the day before the confinement, two Guineans were deported to Conakry. An Ethiopian had to go through a thrid deportation attempt on 19 March 2020. … Continuer la lecture

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The forgotten of Coronavirus

16/03/2020In these times of true risk, acknowledged by the WHO, of propagation of COVID-19, it is urgent to immediately close down all the retention centres, hotspots and open-air prisons, etc. Seen the living conditions in prisons and closed centres for foreigners, … Continuer la lecture

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‘Voluntary returns’ and ‘Deportations’: testimonies

28/01/2020 It is more and more frequent that social assistants, spokespersons of the Foreigners Office in closed centres (the Office call them ‘return assistants’) advise to opt for a ‘voluntary return’, sometimes under the threat of a ‘forced return with … Continuer la lecture

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Borders kill 21/12/2019

List of the known exiles who passed through Belgium and were killed by borders since July 2017   TRIBUTE TO: 2017 : -Omar, 18, Sudanese, died under a bus in Brussels on 23 July 2017 -Dejen, 16, Ethiopian, died in … Continuer la lecture

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Violent deportation, what a pleonasm, they are all

05/12/2019 Appalling stories are ongoing (voir http://www.gettingthevoiceout.org). Today we learnt that the authorities of the Foreigners Office want to deport Mr. A at all costs. Mr. A is from Somalia. He already went through inhuman and degrading treatments from police … Continuer la lecture

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Urgent: deportation to Somalia this 02/.12/2019: UPDATE

Update 26/02/2020 Mr. A was released from the centre and left Belgium to try his luck elsewhere, after several attempts at violent evictions and a hard struggle in the centre against these evictions. He was released after a long and … Continuer la lecture

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Criminal deportations ongoing 15 November 2019

Criminal deportations ongoing 15 November 2019 As far as we know, several exiles are being threatened with new deportation attempts with an escort. Besides the two exiles whom we know have been the subject of violence and were mentioned in … Continuer la lecture

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Action at the closed centre for women VIDEO

STOP CLOSED CENTERS STOP DEPORTATIONS https://zintv.org/Holsbeek-prison-pour-innocentes On Sunday, November 24, 2019, the national day of mobilization against violence against women, women activists gather in front of the Holsbeek detention centre to support detained women. At the intersection of several struggles, … Continuer la lecture

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Killed by borders: 39+1 more : 24/10/2018

List of the known exiles who passed through Belgium and were killed by borders since July 2017   TRIBUTE TO: 2017 : -Omar, 18, Sudanese, died under a bus in Brussels on 23 July 2017 -Dejen, 16, Ethiopian, died in … Continuer la lecture

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What to do in case of imprisonment: Update 1 October 2019

For several weeks, the referents of the Citizens’ Platform and Gettingthevoiceout have received far less notifications of imprisonment. However, we still hear about regular raids in ports, cities and train stations. The situation in the centres: Very few retainees still … Continuer la lecture

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Carte blanche against the banalisation of the FRONTEX military agency by the RTBF (Fr)

We were several to react about the publication of the RTBF which, without journalistic analysing nor scruple, made a propagandist portrait of Frontex, our European army which protects “our” borders against migrations! as such Frontex kills, locks up, deports. (see … Continuer la lecture

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ALERT: Frontex Deportation flight from Frankfurt to Lagos ( Nigeria) on 19/08/2019

ALERT: A Frontex deportation flight from Frankfurt to  Lagos ( Nigeria) on 19/08/2019 Nigerians from other European countries can be brought to Franfurt to place them on this flight; Inform your Nigerian friends!   Frontex : « Unknown to most Europeans a … Continuer la lecture

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Death at the border of an exile based in Belgium- 8 July 2019

Death at the border of an exile based in Belgium- 8 July 2019 They were eight people, 4 women and 4 men, of Erythrean origin, in a truck driving through Bruges to go to Rotterdam this Saturday 6 July 2019. … Continuer la lecture

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CHILDREN ARE NOT TO BE LOCKED THAT’S ALL. REALLY??

03/07/2019 CHILDREN ARE NOT TO BE LOCKED THAT’S ALL. REALLY??? For several weeks, young people, sometimes very young, are being arrested on their migratory road in Belgium and retained in closed centres. ‘He has no hair on his chin, Madam’, … Continuer la lecture

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Grouped deportation flight to Guinea, DRC and Senegal this Tuesday 26 March 2019

Grouped deportation flight to Guinea, DRC and Senegal this Tuesday 26 March 2019  Several people retained in the different closed centres are warning us that they will be put on a ‘special flight’ to be deported to their countries of … Continuer la lecture

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Palestinians’ hunt and group deportation to Spain on 19 March 2019

15/03/2019: Since the end of January,  Palestinian asylum-seekers and residents in open centre have been arrested in the Foreigners office (during an appointment) and they are bein retained in a closed centre in view of their deportation. The received the … Continuer la lecture

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Two Testimonies by deported people 11/03/2019

Two Testimonies by deported people: February 2019: B., sent to Caricole, directly from the airport in October 2018, stayed 3 months in the centre. He tells us about the inaction of the social services, “the people” here, they stay 4, … Continuer la lecture

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Retentions in closed centres: are Sudanese back?

03/02/2019 Currently, we very (too) often get messages from hosts who warn us that their guests in closed cenres are not doing well: they are exhausted, depressed, desperate, ill, they do not feed themselves anymore etc. Some complain about the … Continuer la lecture

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Liberty for all: To the hosts or persons whose friends/guests have been arrested

17/01/2019: Procedure to follow to compile the information needed by the lawyer. A lot of arrests have taken place the last 2 weeks. Much too often, hosts ring a lawyer after their guest has been arrested without knowing all the … Continuer la lecture

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At least 100 arrests on our migratory roads, Within 8 days and 50 retentions in our closed centres

Between 4 and 11 January 2019 (8 days), at least 100 migrants were arrested in Zeebruges, Antwerp, on parking places or in trucks, on trains (even though they had train tickets), mainly on the way to the coast. Fifty of … Continuer la lecture

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The Foreigners Office want to deport at all costs

17/12/2018: The merry-go-round of retentions/releases of the exiles caught in train stations and parkings all over the country goes on. In November only, 73 arrests have been reported by hosts. Sixty were released in the following days, generally thanks to … Continuer la lecture

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Brussels Foreigners’ Office: Here we sort human beings: Video/Action

Novembre 2018: Activists denounced the abject practices of the Foreigners’ Office and expressed their support for all migrants. “The Foreigners’ Office has the power to arbitrarily decide on the detention, release or deportation of migrant persons”. Let’s stop the eviction … Continuer la lecture

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Some scheming by the Immigration Office: 21/10/2018 and testimony

A reminder to hosts and visitors of the closed centre: When peopole who are undocumented or in exile disappear or are arrested during one of several raids, it takes 24 to 48 hours to know whether the Immigration office has … Continuer la lecture

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Suicide in closed centre in Vottem: : Gathering on 13/10 2018 : Update

Update 10/10/2018 Mr Gebre Mariam, who committed suicide at the Vottem closed centre on 9 October 2018 had obtained asylum in Bulgaria. He had been threatened with an axe there and absolutely didn’t want to go back to that country. … Continuer la lecture

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September 2018: Francken and his carrousel

05/10/2018 Following the decision that Francken would deal with ‘serious transmigration phenomena’, a lot of people retained in centres for sometimes a year have been released to leave space to new people arrested. Those releases were followed by raids in … Continuer la lecture

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Update 27/09/2018 / worth reading if one of your friendshas been arrested

Update 27/09/2018 / WORTH READING IF ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS HAS BEEN ARRESTED Arrests have been happening at a fast pace lately. They are being arrested by dozens, night and day. We count a lot of releases too. It is … Continuer la lecture

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23 September 2018 – Closed centere 127bis – 20 years of resistance against deportation and closed centeres

Because Europe kills every day. Because seas, mountains and deserts became mass graves right in front of us. Because safety, militarisation of the borders and confinement are the only answers states give to women, men and children who are trying … Continuer la lecture

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In Belgium too people die on migratory routes 14/09/2018

Repression, arrests, mistreatments, racketeering, deportations: these are part of the current messages on FB and elsewhere Forgetting the dead. Migrants’ hunting, be it by the police forces or by smugglers, the desperate acts of migrants to flee this repression and … Continuer la lecture

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When the hell are we going to act? Tortures, deportations, repression.

Tortures at the 127bis closed centre On 23/08/2018 H had an argument with a guardian concerning the food they get at the 127bis closed centre. He was placed in confinement. The day after, several guardians came to his cell. He … Continuer la lecture

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In Charleroi Airport, passengers stopped a deportation. UPDATE: Deported!

Update 18/08/2018:On Sunday Aug 12, 2018 at 10 am, Mr. A was locked up before undergoing a fourth –and this time effective – attempt at expulsion to Algiers on a TUI flight from Charleroi. This was carried out by the … Continuer la lecture

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Testimony received from hosts : 05/08/2018

Over the past few days, we have received accounts of arrests or of calls for help, Please keep on sending your testimonies on gettingthevoiceout@riseup.net We won’t be able to say that we didn’t know! 6 minors in danger in Antwerp … Continuer la lecture

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Communicating vessels. Overview 15/07/2018

For 10 who go to Great Britain, for 10 who get arrested and retained by the Foreigners Office, 20 others arrive to the North Station. They are communicating vessels! It is the law of supply and demand in this capitalist … Continuer la lecture

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Information for the hosts/friends/families in case a migrant friend is missing.Update

———————————————————————————————————————————– 27/06/2018: Information for the hosts/friends/families in case a migrant friend is missing. Many foreigners in irregular situation are controlled/arrested on public transport, on parking lots, at train stations or at their homes. They are brought to a police station … Continuer la lecture

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Mass arrests and news from the closed centres 26/05/2018

The Office is filling hundreds of places in our camps called closed centres; places that had been made available on the occasion of the raids announced at the North Station and in Parc Maximilien. After the mobilisation of the platform … Continuer la lecture

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Closed centres, our camps for migrants May 2018

The administrative detention of migrants (foreigners without residence permits considered as valid) entered into force in 1988 in Belgium. Since then, the multiplication of this type of space is more than obvious at the border because in 1988 there were … Continuer la lecture

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The hosts, their guests and the decision-makers 10/05/2018.

Since the end of December 2017, the hosts of the citizens’ platform regularly call Gettinthevoiceout and Stopdeportations to warn them of the disparition of one of their guest(s). Most are declared Sudanese, Eritreans or Ethiopians. Since 27/12/2017 and until 09/05/2018, … Continuer la lecture

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127 bis en Caricole: repression and resistance

  Before the Steenrock Festival on 5 May : Repression and Resistance at the Caricole and at the 127 bis closed centres! Retainees are warning us! 29/04 : An Iraqi-Kurdish man retained in the 127 bis closed centre started a … Continuer la lecture

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Death at the border on 22/03/2018

On 21st of March, a 22 year old man died at the port of Zeebrugge as he tried to reach the UK. He was stuck between 2 containers and died instantly. This is the fifth known death since July 2017 … Continuer la lecture

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Raids, releases,deportations : news 14/03/2018

For a few weeks, raids on parkings and in stations all around Belgium are ongoing again. Several hosts contact us to warn us of the arrest, often violent, and/of the retention in closed centres of one of their guests. Very … Continuer la lecture

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New visit by a Sudanese delegation in the closed centres ?

New visit by a Sudanese delegation in the closed centres! Urgent 26/02/2018 : Call by a Sudanese man retained in Merksplas closed centre to a host. “The social assistant warned me that ‘a meeting will take place on 27 February … Continuer la lecture

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Arrests and deportations – Update

Update 10/02/2012 : Arrests are ongoing and lately the favorite targets of the Foreigners Office are minors and women. According to several testimonies by hosts who look for their guests in the centres, the information is not given anymore by … Continuer la lecture

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« Freedom of movement and establishment for ALL» ?????????

24/01/2018 : Lots of raids have taken place in parkings and train stations in the whole country over the last weeks. Some migrants are released with an order to leave the territory, others (among whom a lot of minors) are … Continuer la lecture

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Fallen into oblivion in our ‘law-abiding’ state – Appeal to all!

14/01/2018: It seems that the federal police have launched a migrants’ hunting in the whole country, determined to ‘clean’ all the country: arrests in the stations, parkings and trains the last days. Many hosts are calling us to report missing … Continuer la lecture

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The Office des étrangers in counterattack !

The fast intervention team of the Office des étrangers at work On the 25th of December 2017 around noon : a host brings back two migrants to Brussels. The federal police holds an alcohol control on the highway E40 at … Continuer la lecture

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Call from a detention centre: “Torture in Sudan you say? What about here?”

22/12/2017 “Does the Schengen Area still exist?” The persons detained in the Merkplas detention centre are very angry. A man was recently brought to the detention centre even if he had a valid residence permit in France. It is definitely … Continuer la lecture

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The hunt for migrants in transit goes on

14/11/2017: The hunt for migrants in transit goes on in all the country. Every day we get alerts by hosts who lost their guests, their main worry being that they get arrested, retained and expatriated. Controls and arrests continue but … Continuer la lecture

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HOW TO PREVENT A DEPORTATION

HOW TO PREVENT A DEPORTATION If you have contacts with retainees in a closed centre who risk being deported: Try to know: – if it is the first time they are being brought to the airport – what is the … Continuer la lecture

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ILLEGAL MASSIVE DEPORTATION ATTEMPTS TO SUDAN

ILLEGAL MASSIVE DEPORTATION ATTEMPTS TO SUDAN: Francken persists in his manner CALL TO RALLY THIS THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER 2017 at 5.30 pm in front of the Office des étrangers: FREE THEM ALL, DEPORT FRANCKEN AND MICHEL! Hour after hour, news … Continuer la lecture

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Children are the first victims of imprisonments and deportations!

03/10/2017 Every day, families are being broken by the Foreigners Office that retains fathers and mothers, separating them form their children, sometimes newborns, and does not hestitate to deport the parent to the “country of origin”, on the pretext of … Continuer la lecture

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They are really trapping the Sudanese

29/09/2017 Since the mass arrestations in the Maximilien park and in the North Station, we had a lot of difficulties to get in touch with the hundred people arrested and retained in the closed centre. According to the information we … Continuer la lecture

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Maximilien: Hunger strike at the 127 bis and “Call for air” – Update

Update 17/09/2017: The people who were arrested daily over the last weeks by the police in Maximilien parc, its surroundings and in the North Station are still many to be retained in closed centres. It remains very complicated to spot … Continuer la lecture

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“We don’t want any Calais in Brussels”

Despite the  militarisation of the European borders and the construction of walls and barbed wire, thousands of migrants still want to reach Europe. Since 2015, the politicians have been speaking of “migrants crisis”, of “asylum crisis”, of the management of … Continuer la lecture

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More than 20 Sudanese and Somalis in our closed centres

05/08/2017: Francken discovered two countries he didn’t know: Sudan and Somalia. Since almost a year, migrants – mainly Sudanese and Eritreans, have been sleeping in the Maximilien Parc in Brussels. Associations and volunteers try to provide them with food and … Continuer la lecture

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Construction of three new detention centres in Belgium

05/08/2017: Mid May 2017 the Council of Ministers have approved a masterplan “Detention centres for illegal residents”. The masterplan provides a big extension of the existing return capacity and the creation of three new dentention centres. “With this masterplan we … Continuer la lecture

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“To them we are not human beings, just animals to be crushed”

17/07/2017 Call from Bruges: “Who can we turn to, Miss?” Sleepplace and lifeplace closed centre Brugge 2016 Fifteen days ago, around forty people made a written request to the direction. Two representatives of the group met the direction. Thy asked … Continuer la lecture

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‘here is the plumber, there is a leak in the house’

17/06/2017 Violence strikes again: married and repelled He is Iraqi and he benefits from the subsidiary protection. She is from Morocco. They got married then years ago and they were living in Iraq from where they fled in 2013. In … Continuer la lecture

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Sunday 11th of June – let’s all meet at the airport to prevent 2 forced expulsions to Africa!

Be it a proved asylum seeker or the father of two small kids, the Foreigners Office is persisting. Two escorts will operate, with their well-knwon violence, at the same time at Zaventem airport, to  forcibly embark two persons on two … Continuer la lecture

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Yassine was deported and arrived to Casablanca on 31st of May 2017

He was able to give us a brief phone call when arriving to Casablanca. He explained to us that he went through serious violence when boarding, he was tied and handcuffed like for every forced deportation, with systematic shots by … Continuer la lecture

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The Caricole , the ‘golden’ prison for foreigners, is exploding! Escapes and illtreatments.

28/05/2017 Theo Francken and the Foreigners Office announced the opening of 3 new closed centres where men and women will be ‘administratively’ locked down, with the congratulations of the different parties that manage the residence and migration of foreigners with … Continuer la lecture

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Let’s prevent the deportation of a ‘criminal’ father, this 21th of May 2017

Update : We were several at the airport, including the lawyer and one parliamentarian, to talk to the passengers. We heard that the deportation of Mahmadou had been cancelled because, so they told him, there was “no escort available”. It’s … Continuer la lecture

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Steenrock inside the closed centres

14/05/2017 CENSORSHIP AND REPRESSION The annual Steenrock festival 2017 took place on 06/05/2017 in front of the Steenokkerzeel closed centre to protest against imprisonments and deportation, with concerts, public speaking, demonstration in front of the fences of the centre, testimonies … Continuer la lecture

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Gathering at the Foreigners Office on 10 April 2017 10/04

NO to  the arrests of the undocument people Theo Francken on the attack: the arrests seem more and more to target undocumented activists. Info: http://www.gettingthevoiceout.org/loffice-des-etrangers-belgian-immigration-service-the-border-guard-of-europe/ THE FIGHT GOES ON… SOLIDARITY… WE WILL NOT LET IT HAPPEN! Gathering at the Foreigners … Continuer la lecture

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Endless deportations and torture of an asylum seeker

22/03/2017: He arrives in Belgium  early December 2016 and asks for asylum, being persecuted in his country, Sierra Leone, as a Christian. He is transferred to the closed Caricole center. The CGRA does not believe his story and the Foriegn … Continuer la lecture

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L’Office des étrangers (Belgian Immigration Service): The border guard of Europe?

27/02/2017: Little Belgium has a Secretary of State for migration, Mr Theo Francken, and an Immigration Service (the Office des Étrangers or OE), which follows his orders. The OE is the key institution with regard to the exclusion and deportation … Continuer la lecture

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Detention, an essential communication tool

As long as the centres are saturated, it’s OK, the maximum turnover is being assured and the detention statistics climb ! Detention often lasts several months and is accompanied by blackmail, physical and / or psychological pressure. This in order … Continuer la lecture

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Embassies tours, sometimes it’s like playing Russian roulette

To evict you need a pass from the embassy of the country of destination. The Office put in every effort to achieve this, always contempt for man and woman, sometimes in defiance of the law (the law is the law” … Continuer la lecture

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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 … Continuer la lecture

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Mass arrests 1/1/2014

Arrests take place at all possible stages of the migrants’  journey without any coherence nor ethics, because it increases the figures! – The negative results of the regularisation campaign of 2009 fall daily.  People who introduced a regularisation request are … Continuer la lecture

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Dublin 2 proceeding : 01/01/2014

Dublin procedure seems to be used indiscriminately by the Office des étrangers to prevent new claims and increase the number of evictions , but more curiously to increase figures of confinements ! During this procedure,e the refugee will be assisted … Continuer la lecture

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Evictions : an aim in itself, a symbol sent to electors:

01/01/2014: Deport at any price just to increase the numbers! Evictions are daily and become more commonplace in the centres : ” Soon it will be my turn madame.” Many prisonners, after several months of detention and legal struggle comply … Continuer la lecture

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Collective deportations : an industrial view of deportation , as carried out by Maggie by Europe ( Frontex):

 On the 21st of November 2013, a collective deportation to Eastern Europe took place. A dozen people were taken to the detention centre 127bis in the late evening and put in detention . Very early in the next morning, they … Continuer la lecture

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Orders to leave the territory (OQT) atall-will: 01/01/2014

When the centres are full and deportations are accelerated to their limits, how otherwise make increase the figures wonders Maggie ? A three-letter solution (voters, like dogs, remember short names easily) , that’s good: OQT. Order to leave the territory. … Continuer la lecture

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