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Gerald Darmanin had announced the color during the summer, by attacking so-called “delinquent” foreigners, whom he wished to be able to expel from French territory more easily. The Minister of the Interior had also promised, in an interview with the Figaro where he recognized “going on the offensive on the immigration front”a ” in-depth reform of the organization of asylum”a “much more demanding integration of foreigners” in France or a “needed reflection” on immigration and the economy.
Invited to answer questions from deputies in the law committee on Tuesday, September 20, some of which related to the asylum and immigration bill, Gérald Darmanin reaffirmed his “firmness” on the subject of foreign offenders, developing the notion of “deserves” for the regularization of undocumented people in France. ” There is Pamong people who deserve a regularization and who do not have it today, and There are others who have it and who shouldn’t. »
And to assume: ” Ma line on the immigration text is this: you must be hard on them foreign offenders on national soil and it’s necessary that we can regularize and help those who want to work and respect the laws of the Rpublic. It’s a lfuck any republican. » To justify it, the minister boasted of having recorded the non-renewal of residence permits for any applicant with a criminal record.
In a circular addressed to the prefects at the beginning of August, the Minister of the Interior also asked to prioritize the confinement and removal of foreigners in an irregular situation who are responsible for disturbing public order, including when removal does not seem “not acquired”. “In the event of a lack of available places [en centre de rétention – ndlr]it is advisable to systematically release the places occupied by foreigners without a non-removable criminal record and to place them under house arrest”could we read.