At the beginning of 2023, a new immigration bill will be studied in France that provides for illegal immigrants to obtain a residence permit only for “intense” professions.
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In Paris, more than 2,000 people took part in the demonstration in defense of the rights of illegal immigrants and expressed their disagreement with the new bill of the French Interior Minister, Gerald Darmanin.
“Where we come from, wherever we are born, our homeland recognizes solidarity,” read the inscription on the banner at the head of the procession.
“We need to regularize migrants on a broad and sustainable basis,” Isabelle Enjalbert, president of the French branch of Cimade, an international organization dedicated to migrants, refugees and displaced people, told Agence France-Presse.
“However, Darmanen’s bill contemplates minimal legalizations only in those industries that are considered tense, and among which there is not even a restaurant business,” Enjalbert emphasized.
At the beginning of 2023, a new immigration bill will be studied in France that provides for illegal immigrants to obtain a residence permit only for “intense” professions. We are talking about industries where employers are trying to hire new employees, but are facing some difficulties in hiring. They usually arise due to a lack of candidates who do not meet the requirements of the organization (lack of experience, the necessary training), the image of the profession or the reputation of the company itself.
According to the French Employment Center, currently the most “tense” sectors of the country’s economy are: construction (70.1% of employers face difficulties hiring), industrial production (54.7%), business services (53, 1%), agriculture (50.5%). ), private services (48.7%) and commerce (42.7%).
For the past month, massive protests have swept France. Thus, at the end of November, a demonstration of solidarity with the Donbass was held in Paris, where the participants opposed the financing of the Ukrainian army. On December 18, hundreds of French people took to the streets of the capital, denouncing the policies of NATO and the EU and demanding the lifting of sanctions against Russia.