He praises an “unprecedented” measure.
Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin asked the competent authorities to withdraw refugee status from foreigners known for acts of radicalization or disturbances to public order, he announced in an interview with Le Figaro on Friday.
"Unprecedented fact, we asked Ofpra (French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons, Editor's Note) to withdraw asylum protections for those who would be in contradiction with the values of the Republic", indicated the Minister of 'Interior.
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The Interior Ministry underlined having "placed particular emphasis on the forfeiture of protection for those who have committed reprehensible acts, whether linked to radicalization or public order".
These last three months, underlined Mr. Darmanin, 147 withdrawals of protections were decided.
Our policy is clear: judge foreigners for what they do and not for what they are, ”he said.
231 people "under administrative measures, in detention centers or expelled"
"We will be inflexible on questions of public order," Place Beauvau insisted to AFP, declining the priority of the moment: "People who appear in the file of reports for the prevention of terrorist radicalization ( FSPRT), which we are trying to ensure that they are under administrative measure and renewed ”.
In this regard, the ministry claims to have "put out of harm's way the first identified list of 231 people, all of whom are under administrative measures, in detention centers or deported".
"With the major difficulty that removals are very complicated" due to the closure of the borders linked to Covid-19.
In Figaro, Gérald Darmanin specified that 1083 foreigners in an irregular situation are registered with the FSPRT, as well as "4000 non-French people in a regular situation, including 25% of Algerians and 20% of Moroccans, 15% of Tunisians and 12% of Russians ".
In the same interview, he asks for the withdrawal of the residence permit for these people, already obtained in 200 cases over the past six months, "which is a record," he said.