Apparently the useless Belgians are not as useless as some think: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8569920.stm "We'd heard that Belgium had a liberal approach towards asylum seekers," Agron says, adding that there are several people from his village who have been there for years, often without papers. "I thought we'd get social housing and opportunities to work because conditions in Western Europe are better. " He thought wrong. You cannot blame a man for trying to improve the wellbeing of his family, but this is better done by helping to improve conditions in his own country. Asylum is being abused, and the cost of confirming that is prohibitive in itself. Clever, joined up thinking is needed, in cooperation with other EU countries if this economic migration is to be better managed.