29 November 2017
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A government-sponsored bill for the mass detention of asylum-seekers
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La Cimade explain that the proposal aims "to reverse the logic of confinement in administrative detention centres." As things stand, prefectures are able to deprive people of their liberty in in order carry out removal decisions, with the time spent in detention intended to allow the administration to organise an individual's expulsion to their country of origin or to another EU Member State under the Dublin procedure.
Under the proposed law, "detention would be 'preventative' and the prefectures could luck up people against whom no removal order has been issued, "for the time it takes in order to examine their situation."
According to La Cimade, the bill is to be "remote-controlled" by the government, which intends to see the text approved.
See: Une proposition de loi téléguidée par le gouvernement pour enfermer massivement les demandeurs dasile (La Cimade, French, link)
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