After months of waiting, the first responses to the activists’ regularization requests are now coming in. 14 of the 15 results received are negative. The dejection is great. Factors that, according to the Immigration Department, would have played a role – such as the number of years in Belgium, their integration here, having family here and job prospects – appear to have made no difference. Even some model files were rejected. The next few days will be spent thinking about next actions. Anyone who wants to help is welcome every Thursday at 6 p.m. on the forecourt of the church for the meeting of the support committee.