IMMIGRATION – Camps of insanitary migrants, straddling north-eastern Paris and Seine-Saint-Denis, are dismantled this Thursday morning, as announced Wednesday the Paris police headquarters and the prefecture of the Ile-de-France region. of France.

At the announcement of government measures on immigration on Wednesday, Christophe Castaner said that the camps in the north-east of Paris will be "evacuated before the end of the year." The Interior Minister has finally accelerated its schedule, since the migrants were dislodged as early as Thursday morning.

According to the estimates of associations and authorities, between 1,500 and 3,000 migrants live in tents near the Paris ring road. If several hundred of them are supported on Thursday, it is not all the camps that are evacuated but just some of those, illicit, "installed at the Porte de la Chapelle in Paris 18th and President Wilson Avenue in Saint-Denis, as well as the sheltering "of the occupants, announced the prefectures in a joint statement.

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To carry out this shelter, the prefecture has planned important means: about 600 police are mobilized this Thursday to accompany the migrants to buses that will take them to gymnasiums or reception centers in the Ile-de-France. Of the 1,500 to 3,000 exiles who live in tents at the edge of the ring road and the A1 motorway, less than half, or 600 to 1,200 people are evacuated and sheltered in reception centers or gymnasiums. four corners of the Ile-de-France this Thursday. The shelters are made on the basis of "voluntary", insisted the prefecture of region. The other party, which is on the neighboring camp of the Porte d'Aubervilliers, must be the subject of a similar next operation.

"Hold the ground"

At a press point, the Paris Prefect of Police, Didier Lallement, "advised against" migrants to return to the area. "We will hold the ground, that is to say that we will have many patrols and I really advise people to come back here, warned Didier Lallement.This would not be possible in humanitarian terms, in terms of public health and safety. " To prevent the reform of the camps, the police prefecture saw big: mobile forces must "turn around the clock", to carry out identity checks and "put in a detention center if necessary" . All accompanied by a "video-patrol device, including some tactical cameras specifically designed for this action".

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The last major evacuation in Paris in the 19th arrondissement, was also carried out in several times late May early June 2018, with more than 2,000 people dislodged.

Soon 16,000 new accommodation places

This evacuation comes the day after the announcements by Edouard Philippe concerning immigration. The Prime Minister has pledged the opening of three new detention centers and 16,000 new places of accommodation for refugees. On the other hand, the government foresees a turn of sight towards illegal immigration: the undocumented and the rejected of their asylum application will be able to profit from a maintenance of their health protection only during six months, instead of 12.

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