Migration Commission of Inquiry: government policy pinned down

the essential This Tuesday 16 November, the parliamentary committee released its report on migration. A few months before the presidential election, she pinpoints the politics embodied by the government.

“Finding pragmatic and humane solutions” to immigration. This is what the parliamentary commission of inquiry advocates through the thirty recommendations of its report, published this Tuesday 16 September, which do not spare government policy. Six months of hearings and fieldwork carried out by the deputy Sébastien Nadot (Libertés et Territoires) as well as the deputy Sonia Krimi, from the left wing of LREM, were necessary for this report.

Through the creation of an agency on a continental scale, allowing “better recognition of decisions and harmonization of criteria”, the authors advocate the establishment of “genuine European asylum”. “The French presidency of the European Union from January 1 2022 should make it possible to carry this proposal with force” estimates the committee.

“Go beyond the police management of immigration”

The commission of inquiry recommends, among other things, removing the three-month waiting period so that asylum seekers can benefit from universal health protection without delay. A recommendation taken in the face of the tightening of conditions of access to care for exiles in 2019. The “need for an initial health check-up for newcomer foreigners” is underlined by the committee, which recommends the opening of new jobs to foreigners, in particular non-Europeans, in technical ports of the public service.

The committee also calls for “not to penalize the populations by a drastic reduction in the issuance of visas”, while the French government announced at the end of September to reduce the number of visas granted to Maghreb nationals. The report also calls for “to put an end to the ‘zero point of fixation’ policy” in Calais.

In order to “go beyond the sole police management of immigration”, the committee proposes the creation of a high commission for immigration to the Prime Minister, with an interministerial scope. With this proposal for a “migration policy in several ministries, you are not taking the model of the large migratory countries like Germany, you are taking the example of Greece: is this the model you want?” asked Gérald Darmanin, recalling that the State spent four million euros per year on food distribution in Calais.

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