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Gérald Darmanin “assumes a form of double punishment”, conviction then expulsion

Guest of BFM on Tuesday, the Minister of the Interior assured that the government had “decided to focus on foreigners who commit criminal acts”.

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“It’s a common sense policy. We judge foreigners for what they do, not for who they are.” Gérald Darmanin said on BFMTV, Tuesday July 26, “assume a form of double punishment” for foreign offenders: once their conviction has been made, they will be expelled. Lhe Minister of the Interior, at the heart of a controversy this weekend after his tweets on the suspect arrested and then exonerated in the attack on the police in Lyon, assured that the government had “decided to focus on foreigners who commit criminal acts”. He pointed out that the government had withdrawn “70,000 residence permits” to foreign offenders.

On RTL, Gérald Darmanin announced the presentation “back to school in September” of a law to lift “reserves” legislative measures preventing the expulsion from the territory of delinquent foreigners. Noting that “current law” allowed the government “to do many things”, he explained on BFM to wish that this law removes the legislative provision according to which a foreigner arrived in France before the age of 13 is not deportable. He clarified that this would only apply in the event of “serious crimes and misdemeanors”. In the morning, he had cited as another disposition to suppress the fact “to have contracted a marriage”.

Believing that such a law confirms “alignment with the positions of the extreme right” of the minister, SOS Racisme called for putting “an end to this drift worthy of Le Pen” and the ultra-conservative Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor “Orban, but unworthy of the Republic”.

The minister also wanted to extend the duration of the obligations to leave French territory (OQTF) to two years, against one year currently, to allow recourse and appeals.

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