The conflict intensifies at Home Sebrechts: the municipality of Molenbeek takes Sammy Mahdi to court

The conflict intensifies at Home Sebrechts: the municipality of Molenbeek takes Sammy Mahdi to court


For several weeks, the Secretary of State for Asylum, Sammy Mahdi (CD&V), and the mayor of Molenbeek, Catherine Moureaux (PS), have been at odds over a reception center for asylum seekers on the territory of the municipality. On Friday, the town of Les Moulins cited the Secretary of State for Immigration in court, considering “suffered damage for several weeks”.

The open war does not end at home Sebrechts. The Fedasil center had moved into an emergency Molenbeek nursing home last March, disused to cope with the influx of Ukrainians. But, when it appeared that the places were not occupied, the federal agency decided to use them to relieve its saturated reception network for asylum seekers. On Friday, the municipality launched summary proceedings against the Secretary of State for Asylum and Immigration, Sammy Mahdi.

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