There is a tragedy of unaccompanied minors
" migrants, said Tuesday, September 29 the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin, who promises to address this sensitive issue back to the fore since the chopper attack on Friday in Paris.
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Thanks to his first identity, he had benefited from social assistance for children (ASE) in Val-d'Oise.
On their arrival in France, young migrants are taken care of by the departments, responsible for evaluating their age - through interviews or a physiological age examination - in order to determine whether they come under the ASE for their accommodation or their schooling.
They can challenge the department's decision before a juvenile judge, who should be given a final ruling on age and who can use the controversial method of bone testing.
The reception of migrant minors, a "difficult" question
The prefect of Val-d'Oise and the department have done their job, and the bone test was admittedly refused by the judge, but it is not 100% good
", declared Gérald Darmanin before the National Assembly during questions to the government.
Today there is a tragedy of unaccompanied minors, in particular from Morocco, Algeria, but also from Chechnya and Pakistan.
I am going to the Maghreb next week at the request of the Prime Minister and the President of the Republic to resolve the problem, which concerns the Maghreb countries in particular
, ”added Gérald Darmanin.
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The Minister of the Interior also considered "
" this question of the reception of migrant minors, "
people sometimes persecuted in their country, sometimes isolated from their families, sometimes fraudsters
(There are) first of all those who deserve the right of asylum, the welcome of the Republic, and those who deserve to be taken back to the border because either they are not minors, or they must return to their country
He finally indicated to have been, with the Keeper of the Seals Eric Dupont-Moretti, seized to "
put an end to the discussion around the presumption of majority, because indeed it is unbearable, these false adults (which) take the place of the real ones. minors whom we must protect