Friday, December 1, 2023

The French Senate has approved a new immigration law

The project, which has been greatly strengthened in relation to the initial text, will pass through the first legislative stage and will reach the Assembly in December

This Tuesday, the immigration law of the French Government passed it first stage of processing legislative, after it was approved by the Senate. The initial text bears little relation to the one validated by senators this afternoon, at 210 votes in favor compared to 115 votes from the left. This one is gone hardening especially for please the conservative right by Republicans, who consider it too lax.

325 out of 341 senators voted. Initially, the law sought to control immigration and promote the integration of foreigners already living on French soil. The truth is that it is fed by measures to achieve the first goal and those aimed at the second are weakened.

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the only a measure that satisfies nothingrather than one that seeks regular immigrants without papers work in sectors where there is a shortage of worksuch as hostelry or to ESTABLISHING, came to almost nothing: The prefects will analyze each case individually, assessing the integration situation of the applicant.

The steps are introduced in those who commit crimes will be deported more easily, which eliminated some protections that benefited, for example, those who arrived in French territory under 13 years of age. They cannot be fired and, from now on, it is possible if they commit a crime. The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, believes that it will allow 4,000 criminal aliens will be deported each year.

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Applying for asylum and family reunification is also complicated. the children born in France but with Foreign parents no longer have automatic nationality upon reaching the age of majority.

Another of the most criticized measures is elimination of the medical aid system in the state for no document. Now there is emergency medical aid, reserved for serious illnesses, vaccines and basic care for pregnant women, for example. Its suppression is one of the requests of the right and the extreme right, who criticize the high costs that this tool requires for the State.

The purpose of the text is to discourage the arrival of French territory and, at the same time, to expel profiles “threatening the Republic.” The Minister of the Interior did not seem too bothered by the fact that his initial text was changed a lot and said this Tuesday in the Senate that the text “came to the Assembly and there is a desire for it to be debated.” “Strength against criminal foreigners, but help integration,” he summarized.

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The doubt TODAY What happens in the text of the Assembly, where December began the debate and where the Government did not have a majority. The left-wing majority of the president threatened to return the initial spirit of the project, and rewrite it, but in this case it did not have the support of the Republicans. It also doesn’t count for those on the left, who consider the text too strict.

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