Call to protest against the asylum-immigration Act

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, the Asylum and Immigration Act will be presented to the Council of Ministers. This law marks an ultra-repressive turning point in migration policy.

If it is part of the anti-migrant policies pursued by the European Union since 1992 (from the Maastricht Treaty to the creation of the FRONTEX agency), its ultra-repressive character makes it, however, ahead of them.

Here are some examples of this repressive law :

Thus article 5 of this future law, reduces the time from 120 days to 90 days to submit an asylum application through the regular procedure, allows the OFPRA (French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons) to impose the language in which the asylum seeker will be heard and worse yet, allows the convocation of migrant by any means necessary (phone, mail, text)

Article 8, by making the appeals before the National Asylum Court (CNDA), for nationals of countries considered safe, non-suspensive, threatens the safety of, for example, LGBTQI migrants from these countries. Indeed, they will potentially be deported back to states leading anti-LGB policies (death penalty, prison, torture …).

Article 6, by reducing the appeal period from 1 month to 15 days, will considerably limit access to the rights of asylum seekers.

Article 16 plans to align the administrative detention time (16h) with police custody time (24h). This increase in retention time will be more problematic for sick migrants requiring treatment. It creates a crime of unauthorized crossing of the borders of the Schengen area punishable by one year in prison and a fine of € 3700.
Article 13, on administrative detention, plans to increase the maximum period of confinement in a detention center from 45 days to 135 days.

Because we reject the FRONTEX system, EURODAC and Dublin.
Because we refuse the daily violence against the migrants in the calaisis, in Paris and in the south of France.
Because we refuse the competition created between asylum seekers and undocumented migrants.
Because we refuse to be passive witnesses of a government policy that is detrimental to the freedoms of migrants.

We call on you to PROTEST on February 21st at 18h30 at la place Saint Michel. We will then head to the National Assembly.

Nous vous appelons à une MANIFESTATION le 21 Février à 18h30 à la place saint Michel. Nous nous dirigerons ensuite vers l’Assemblée Nationale.

If you want to sign the call, you can send us an email at baam.asso@gmail.com or by post on our Facebook page.