EXPULSION Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin told the National Assembly on Tuesday that among the 230 migrants collected on the Giens peninsula (Var) , 44 people have their asylum applications refused
Migrants aboard the humanitarian boat Ocean Viking near Toulon. — AFP
At least 44 of the 230 survivors of the humanitarian ship Ocean Vikinglanded at Toulon last week will be deported to their country of origin, announced Tuesday the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin.
Among these people who were the subject of a diplomatic standoff between Paris and Rome after being fished out in the Mediterranean, “44 now see themselves” oppose a refusal to their asylum application and “will be renewed as soon as their state of health” will allow it, explained the Minister during the session of questions to the government, explaining that the study of the files was still in progress.
Since their landing in the military port in the south of France, these people have been transferred to a holiday center on the peninsula of Giens, at Hy&eres; transformed into a “waiting area” closed international d’u’ they cannot leave.
Survivors spread across 11 European countries
The French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons ( Ofpra) is loaded to carry out an initial assessment of their application to decide whether migrants can be officially admitted to French territory to submit a formal asylum application.
“People who are denied” this entry for asylum “will be renewed as soon as their state of health is confirmed. (…) will allow” to their country of origin, underlined the Minister of the Interior.
#OceanViking : "Pour les  personnes qui peuvent demander l'asile, nous allons permettre leur répartition sur le territoire européen. 11 pays, que je souhaite remercier, acceptent de les relocaliser", déclare @GDarmanin avant de citer les pays concernés.#DirectAN #QAG pic.twitter.com/z326D19cGi
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“I’ve already made (…) contact yesterday (Monday) with my foreign counterparts so that these deportations to the border can be done in the shortest possible time,” he added, hoping that these expulsions will be carried out by the closing of the waiting area “ ; in about 20 days”.
Of the 234 survivors, 44 were minors and “60 can apply for asylum, including Syrians, Sudanese, Eritreans” Two-thirds of the survivors must be relocated to eleven other European countries, was again congratulated. the Minister of the Interior.