Mr Himpe asked for figures on the number of illegal aliens detained this year in the light of the news that the French authorities are to open a reception centre for migrants in Bailleul, just a stone’s throw away from the border with West Flanders.
During the first five months of this year 2,000 illegal aliens were detained. Two months later this had risen to more than 3,000. This amounts to an average of 100 a week since the start of the year.
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The figures for the past two months are up slightly on the first 5 months of the year with 500 illegal immigrants per month being detained in May and June.
However, Governor De Caluwé is keen to stress that these are
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