Belgian migration minister in a row with judges over Syrian asylum seekers family

Belgian judges decided to force the Belgian government to admit a Syrian family of asylum seekers. As they don’t meet the legal criteria to be welcomed in Belgium, those Alep residents have invoked the European Convention on Human Rights to obtain a humanitarian visa.

Last week, a court in Belgium decided to impose a penalty of 4.000 € a day on the Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration Theo Francken (N-VA) until he will give his green light to the arrival of the Syrian family in Belgium.

The perseverance of Mr. Francken has been denounced as braking the rule of law by judges and left-wing parties. If the Belgian minister still resist to the court injunction, a bailiff could come to seize his office goods.

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