A new draft law on immigration in France.
In accordance with the draft law, which is proposed for consideration by the Council of Ministers of the country, France intends to further tighten the rules for entry into its territory and facilitate the procedure for expelling persons who do not have a residence permit from the country.
The French government set itself the goal of expelling about 30 thousand illegal immigrants a year. According to the Ministry of the Interior of France, this costs the French budget 232 million euros annually.
The measures that are considered by the Council of Ministers of France are part of the overall program, which is referred to as the "selective immigration policy" & raquo ;. This is the fifth bill for the last seven years, the draft law on the stay of immigrants in the country. It is the result of a judicial decision made against the Minister of Immigration of the country, Eric Besson.
Recall that in January this year, 123 immigrant Kurds from Syria illegally landed in Corsica. After they were in the hands of the authorities, they were placed under temporary detention in other parts of France, and then were released. French justice issued a ruling that illegal immigrants were detained unlawfully. The French authorities acted by applying to the French legislation three pan-European directives on displaced persons. These directives provide for the creation of temporary waiting areas in the event that a group of foreigners enters the territory of the country, bypassing checkpoints, & ndash; that is illegally.
The existence of such a zone made it possible to detain immigrants who landed in Corsica. Since 1992 in France there are about 50 a � "temporary waiting areas & raquo; for immigrants. An illegal migrant can stay in this zone for 30-45 days until either he himself decides to return home or the authorities fail to decide that his request for asylum is sufficient to give him the kind of for residence. If the authorities decide on expulsion of the immigrant, the text of the new legislation allows you to determine the term of the ban on re-entry to France, which can be extended to three years. Numerous associations that protect the rights of refugees oppose such a "double measure of restraint", when expulsion from the country is accompanied by an additional ban on entry into the country, and even for three years.
The second point of the draft law, which also causes criticism from the associations, concerns the provision that a foreigner, even if he has a residence permit, can be expelled from the country if he poses a danger to public order. In addition, the acquisition of French citizenship will be associated with the signing of the 'Charter of Rights and Duties of a Citizen'. It is called the & laquo; Reception and integration contract & raquo ;. According to this contract, the foreigner undertakes to study French and respect the republican values. In the event of non-compliance by the immigrant with the provisions of this Charter, the authorities have the right to delay the receipt of a residence permit in the country for a period of one year.
Simultaneously with these provisions, the draft law stipulates the possibility of encouraging an immigrant if he makes enough effort to integrate into the life of the country. This compensation can be expressed in the fact that the procedure for obtaining French citizenship will be expedited. The draft law provides for the issuance of a residence permit in the event that a person is either employed at an enterprise or is a temporary worker or employee. The draft law also provides for the imposition of financial and administrative sanctions on those managers of enterprises that employ foreigners who do not have relevant documents. Sanctions imposed on enterprises may look like this: an enterprise is deprived of the opportunity to receive subsidies, both at the national and European levels; the enterprise may be temporarily closed for a period of three months; plant equipment may be arrested. In case of violation of the legislation, the employer will have to pay the illegal wage to his wage, all social insurance sums, and also to pay his expulsion from France & ndash; buy him a ticket.
Minister for Immigration of France Eric Besson believes that the new draft law on immigration is a significant step forward in comparison with the already existing legislation.
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A new draft law on immigration in France.