More than one in two Belgians believe the management of migrants in transit is too lax
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    More than one in two Belgians believe the management of migrants in transit is too lax

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    Of those surveyed, some 55% believe the policy for such migrants to be “lax” whilst 17% are convinced that it is “fair” and 14% say that it is “too harsh”.
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    The majority of Belgians believe the management of migrants in transit to be too lax or favouring confinement of families prior to expulsion. An Ipsos survey produced for Le Soir, RTL Info, VTM and Het Laatste Nieuws, and published on Tuesday confirms this is the case.

    Some 2,543 people were surveyed upon the management of migrants in transit to England. Some 55% surveyed believe it to be “too lax” whilst 17% are convinced that it is “fair” and 14% “too harsh”. Some 41% favour confinement of migrant families with children, 39% are against and 20% indifferent.

    Between on the one hand Flanders, and Wallonia and Brussels on the other hand, the survey results produce in the north of the country, a difference of a few points in denouncing a little more strongly laxness in the management of migrants in transit, or endorse in greater numbers the confinement of migrant families with children prior to expulsion.

    Online interviews were conducted between September 20th and September 27th, 2018, with representative cross-sections of Belgians aged 18 or more. Sample sizes were 1,000 in Wallonia, 1,000 in Flanders and 543 in the 19 communes of the Brussels-Capital region.

    Lars Andersen
    The Brussels Times