It is a highly flammable subject, in public opinion as well as in the ranks of the majority. During the visit of Emmanuel Macron in Calais, on Tuesday, the Bill on immigration and asylum will be at the heart of the discussions. It should then be presented in Council of Ministers late February, then in April to Parliament. Last Thursday, the associative world received outline and had denounced as a dangerous hardening of the rules in force.
Several action tense associations who help to migrants: the shortening of the deadline for asylum (from 120 to 90 days), the doubling of the maximum duration of stay in the detention center (in 45 to 90 days), the passage of the time for appeal in case of refusal from one month to 15 days, or even the extension of administrative detention for verification of the right of residence (from 16 h to 24 h). What contrasts with the tribune of Emmanuel Macron in January 2017.
The candidates wrote that “Chancellor Merkel and German society as a whole has3 been at the height of our common values; “they saved our collective dignity in hosting refugees in distress, in staying them, by training.”
“There was never question or close borders to make massive adjustments.”
On paper, and it makes sense, the draft asylum-immigration bill is more detailed than the program itself. And for those who would like to compare, “the program is still online on the internet” remarks Aurore Bergé, spokesperson LREM in the National Assembly, who regrets “postures” and each other. “We think both responsible and humane. It was never a question or close borders, nor to make massive adjustments, assures the one of Yvelines. On the right, Laurent Wauquiez said we’re lax, and on the other side, someone like Julien Dray speaks of ‘kidnapping,’ which goes beyond the indignity”.
Within, some are still skeptical. This is the case of François – Michel Lambert, Member for France, awaiting “explanations and a debate” before committing to vote on the text. “We could fear a change in speech, because the file is in the hands of the Minister of the Interior, and that whatever it is, it is necessarily on security and law enforcement issues. “It is the Prime Minister who should wear it because it’s a public debate.”
Sonia Krimi (MP LREM channel), who had questioned Gérard Collomb to the Assembly on the subject at the point to be applauded by rebellious France, acknowledges that the measures were not “detailed in the program.” But it provides at Emmanuel Macron “the mindset has not changed.” “The issue is now on the table; we have to amend it if it is necessary. We have to develop public policy. There is lace to do, to find a balance”, she explains.
“Is not that the ‘and at the same time’ is perceived as a ‘ neither – nor ‘”
More in concrete measures, it is in the perception that will be public opinion to look for the explanation of this discrepancy between the candidate’s words and acts of the president. “Migration topics share the opinion, but all surveys show majority considers to be firm,” analyzes Bernard Sananes, president of Elabe.
In a study by the Institute for survey on the priorities of the French for 2018, the right of asylum and immigration policy reform happens in 2e position, behind that of learning, vocational training, and unemployment insurance, but before the housing or constitutional reform. Where the importance for Emmanuel Macron to find a point of balance in its migration policy. “Is not that the ‘and at the same time’ is perceived as a ‘ neither – nor ‘: firm enough or quite human, adds Bernard Sananès.” But be attacked from two sides can also demonstrate that its position is balanced. Today, we don’t know how will be perceived his speech; we don’t know which way it’s going to look.”