Published in Prensa Latina
January 20, 2024
Paris, January 20 – About 110,000 people in France, including 30,000 minors, will be deprived of their social rights as a new immigration law comes into force, which was condemned today by civil servants group Nuestros Públicos Servicios.
The document noted that Article 19 of the rule would provide a “national preference” for “family benefits and housing benefits, which will be de facto directed against the most vulnerable persons and children.”
He added that “linking almost all family benefits and housing assistance, for foreigners only, to at least five years remaining in the country or a minimum period of work” could exacerbate poverty and living conditions for the most vulnerable groups.
According to the complaining group, “the immigration law contravenes” the principles of “liberty, equality and fraternity” that constitute the French Republic by “imposing differences in treatment without a difference in status.”
The text indicated that “it is estimated that at least 110,000 people, including 30,000 children, will be deprived of their social rights, in equal contributions, for the sole reason of their place of birth or the nationality of their parents.”
In statements to France Info, the group's spokesman, Arnaud Bontemps, confirmed that if the law enters into force, “many of these families will fall into poverty,” and among the threatened minors, “one in two will fall below the threshold of extreme poverty.” Poverty.”
He said, “Because of the nationality of the parents, there is a very important violation of constitutional principles, the principle of equality, and the principle of non-discrimination.”
Parliament finally approved the draft immigration law on December 19, after a long debate and massive street protests demanding the “complete withdrawal” of this law.
New marches are scheduled to be held on Sunday, January 21, before the Constitutional Council’s decision on January 25.
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