Gérald Darmanin calls on the United Kingdom to open “legal access to immigration”

The day after an intergovernmental meeting in Calais, from which the British had been excluded, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, called on Monday, November 29 on BFM-TV – RMC, the United Kingdom to open a “Legal access to immigration” and to take “His responsibilities”, car “Today people who want to seek asylum in England have no other means than to cross the Channel”.

“It is because there is no legal way for immigrants to go to Britain, and because we work without an identity card in England, that there is this call for air. “, reaffirmed Mr. Darmanin on Monday. “What to do with the English? And although they change their legislation, they take their responsibilities! “, he said, recalling that 30,000 asylum requests are registered in Great Britain against about 150,000 in France each year.

“I am completely ready to discuss” with the British, “Provided that we have a normal relationship and equal mood”, said Mr. Darmanin, also assuring that he and his counterpart, Priti Patel, were called “Almost every day”.

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Defense Council Monday

A defense council meeting on migration is held Monday morning in Paris ” to make a point “, at the invitation of the president, Emmanuel Macron, said Mr. Darmanin.

Sunday, four days after the deadly shipwreck in the sea separating France from the United Kingdom, which had left at least 27 dead, gathered in Calais the officials responsible for French, German, Dutch and Belgian immigration, the European Commissioner for internal affairs and the directors of the European criminal police agencies Europol and Frontex borders. The participants agreed to“Improve joint cooperation with the United Kingdom” in the face of migratory traffic.

In a joint statement, the participants “Reaffirmed their commitment to do everything possible to fight more effectively against criminal networks of smugglers” and recognized the need to“Improve joint cooperation with the United Kingdom”.

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The World with AFP