.com with AFP | 2:08 PM – September 5, 2021
“Work is being done” to facilitate expulsions, said the French Minister for Citizenship.
A little more than 600 foreigners in an irregular situation and suspected of radicalization have been expelled since 2018, said Marlène Schiappa, French Minister for Citizenship, on Sunday.
When questioned, the Ministry of the Interior specified that, since 2018, 636 people in an irregular situation, who appeared in the file of alerts for the prevention of terrorist radicalization (FSPRT), were no longer on the national territory, the large majority having been expelled.
Marlène Schiappa was questioned on the comments of Valérie Pécresse in the JDD demanding to “reactivate (the) policy of absolute emergency expulsion for threat of disturbing public order” carried out in the 1980s. During this period, “we expulsions between 1,000 and 1,500 people per year, ”she said in this interview.
“Work is being carried out on this subject”, underlined Marlène Schiappa, recalling the “tour in third countries” of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian and of the Interior Gérald Darmanin to obtain consular passes allowing the evictions. In November 2020, Gérald Darmanin declared that in total, “more than 450” foreigners in an irregular situation, registered with the FSPRT had been expelled from France since the start of the five-year term.