The Head of State will provide an update at 5 p.m. in the company of Gérald Darmanin (Interior), Éric Dupond-Moretti (Justice), and Jean-Yves Le Drian (Foreign Affairs).
This is one of the strong themes of the public debate. This Wednesday, June 9, Emmanuel Macron will chair a meeting on immigration, according to information from Europe 1 confirmed at Figaro. It will take place at the Élysée Palace in the presence of Gérald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior, Éric Dupond-Moretti, Keeper of the Seals, and Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Relations with Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia will be discussed. In question, the fact that certain countries of the Maghreb balk in the recognition of their nationals that France has decided to expel. The head of state would consider, still according to Europe 1, to restrict the issuance of visas for these three countries.
Expulsions of illegal aliens and the issue of unaccompanied minors
Another subject that will be put on the table of this meeting: that of the effective expulsions of foreigners in an irregular situation. The rate of execution of obligations to leave French territory was between 15% and 17% in 2018 and 2019, while the Head of State had made a commitment to reach 100% at the end of his five-year term. Emmanuel Macron should therefore ask his ministers for proposals for a more effective policy in this area.
The issue of unaccompanied minors should also be on the agenda. A subject that concerns between 50,000 and 60,000 people in the country. This meeting should finally be an opportunity for the President of the Republic to take stock of the action taken in recent months concerning the expulsion of illegal aliens.
This progress report will also make it possible to prepare for the French presidency of the European Union, which will take effect at the beginning of 2022, when the President of the Republic plans to take up the migration issue.
The migration issue already at the heart of Jean Castex’s visit to Tunis
During his visit to Tunis in early June, Jean Castex discussed the migration issue at length, Tunisia having become the first country of transit and departure for migrants arriving in Italy and often managing to reach France.
France notably pledged to give 10 million euros to Tunisia to improve the protection of its borders.