Immigration systems have been overwhelmed by a post-COVID bounce in asylum applications.
I used to be active in ALDE as individual member and I do not see VVD as a liberal party. VVD today is more of a center-right style party that could be in for example EPP. The party is business, not pro-market. Also, the party has members with nativist and culturalist views on identification which is not in accordance with liberal values and principles.
I do not see what is so liberal here in Rutte's proposals. He has a history of populist and ignorant behaviours. Also, he is proposing things that are not new nor visionary. Instead, it is about making it harder for people to migrate and get protection. If VVD really is liberal, they should make better proposals.