The Heumensoord asylum camp in Nijmegen is closing early in May. All of the about 3 thousand people living in the largest asylum center in the Netherlands need to be moved elsewhere by May 2nd, the COA announced on Tuesday
Mayors Hubert Bruls of Nijmegen and Paul Mengde of Heumen sat down with three asylum seekers living in asylum camp Heumensoord for a discussion on the situation in the camp on Monday. The mayors also think that the asylum procedure is taking too long,
More than half of Dutch mayors feel that the government is not supporting local communities in the asylum crisis, leaving municipalities to fend for themselves, according to a survey done by Binnelands Bestuur among 75 mayors.