‘France can’t take in all the misery’ Defiant Macron vows to tighten asylum rules


Emmanuel Macron was spoke about asylumGETTY / REUTERS

Emmanuel Macron was discourse about asylum in a landmark interview to mark a year in office

He bruit about: “France cannot take in all the misery of the world.

“In France, the right to asylum is unconditional, it is constitutional, and we have planned a duty to take in people whose lives would be at risk if they were studied to return home.

“That said, people who are not eligible for asylum requisite be dealt with as quickly as possible and sent back to their house countries as quickly as possible.”

Mr Macron warned the unprecedented migration danger is several years old now, and shows no sign of abating.

The controversial new bill, which was presented to parliament in February, was lay out to accelerate asylum procedures, improve conditions in migrant reception hearts, and speed up deportations.

Interior minister Gerard CollombGETTY

Inner Minister Gerard Collomb defended the new immigration law

That said, people who are not appropriate for asylum must be dealt with as quickly as possible and sent primitive to their home countries as quickly as possible.”

Emmanuel Macron

It on double to 90 days the time in which an illegal immigrant can be detained, curtail deadlines to apply for asylum and make the illegal crossing of borders an slight punishable by one year in jail and fines.

The new rules will also judge it easier for child migrants to be granted asylum and halve the time it eats for authorities to process an asylum request from 12 to six months.

Upland Minister Gerard Collomb has repeatedly argued that the new law is “balanced” and that France intent continue to attract refugees put off by the tougher immigration and asylum rules abroad in Europe if it did not move to harden its own laws.

“If we don’t take this into account, we won’t be proficient, tomorrow, to guarantee the right to asylum in France,” he told a press symposium in February.

In January, the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA) utter that more than 100,000 people had applied for asylum in France in 2017, a “dossier” number and an increase of 17 per cent on the year before.

Border oversee officials, for their part, said that an estimated 85,000 travellers had been stopped from entering France in 2017.

Mr Macron was speaking to news-hounds Edwy Plenel of the investigative website Mediapart and Jean-Jacques Bourdin of RMC announce in an interview to mark his first year in office broadcast by the news waterway BFM TV.

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