Immigration law first to be presented to parliament

12th June 2007, Comments 0 comments

According to the Figaro, Brice Horteufeux, the Minister of the newly created ministry of immigration and national identity, transmitted to the state council a draft of law project aimed at making family reunification more difficult for immigrants.

According to the Figaro, Brice Horteufeux, the Minister of the newly created ministry of immigration and national identity, transmitted to the state council a draft of law project aimed at making family reunification more difficult for immigrants.

This 14-article text will be amongst the first to be debated in front of the yet to be elected national assembly and follows the wishes of the newly elected French President, Nicolas Sarkozy.

The text states that a person wanting to move to France to be with his/her family should undergo and evaluation of his/her knowledge of the French language as well as that of the French state and institutions in his/her country of residence.

When necessary a two months training may be offered to the applicant.

All members of the family will have to sign a contract of integration, a measure already implemented for those who apply and are granted a residence permit.

Furthermore, parents will be held accountable for their children’s integration. In the event of a failure to respect that aspect of the integration contract, families may have to be heard by a youth judge and social benefits as well as custody of their children could be lost.

Finally, the law project aligns French law with EU law by allowing asylum seeker to appeal if their asylum application is rejected.


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