IMMIGRATION The organizations that defend the rights of exiles on a daily basis are meeting all this week at the Ministry of the Interior. They fear “frontage” discussions on the new immigration law, which should be tabled in early 2023
Migrants rescued by the NGO SOS Méditerranée aboard the ship Ocean Viking. — AFP
They are afraid of discussions at; come. Organizations defending exiles begin a week of consultations at the Interior Ministry on Monday before the immigration bill is tabled, but fear discussions “ from the front” on a very right-handed text.
If the executive boasted about it “Balance”, the future law, which must be tabled at the beginning of 2023, above all provides for a series of tightening measures to achieve more efficiency in terms of expulsions.
The text seeks to reform asylum procedures and drastically reduce the number of remedies available to foreigners who contest their remoteness.
The consultations planned until Friday with associations, NGOs and independent authorities open at a time when the diptych “humanity” and firmness, put forward by the government, has shown its limits with the reception of the humanitarian ship Ocean Viking disembarked migrants have been released from the “waiting area” where the authorities intended to lock them up, a symbol for the opposition that the control of immigration escapes control. the state.
29th immigration law since 1980
“We don’t want a face-to-face consultation,” warned Pierre Henry, president of France fraternités “since there are things to do. say” on the government's proposals.
Starting, he says, with the one that consists of; issue an obligation to leave French territory (OQTF) as soon as an asylum application is rejected. l’Ofpra (French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons), without waiting for a possible appeal.
For its part, the government has justified this new law on asylum and immigration, the 29th since 1980, invoking insecurity generated by a part of immigrants.
The consultation “comes a little late”, regrets Hélène Soupios-David, from France land of asylum. “We will only be able to discuss at” the margin, without going into detail.” Before the tabling of the text, the government’s migration policy will be the subject of a debate on December 6 at the National Assembly and 13 in the Senate.