The government is ready to tighten its mechanism for the regularization of undocumented workers in shortage occupations to try to obtain a compromise with LR on the immigration text, we learned on Sunday from the Ministry of the Interior.
The idea is to reach a review of the text this fall, once the senatorial elections have passed, for adoption at the end of the year. With a preference for the resumption of the government bill already on the Senate table, which would then be amended.
Last week, LR put pressure on the government by unveiling in the Journal du Dimanche two bills on immigration, one of which plans to include in the Constitution the possibility of derogating from the treaties and European law in matters of immigration. The other is an ordinary text in which the Republicans exclude the regularization of undocumented workers in shortage occupations, considering it a “non-negotiable” point.
On this subject, at the Ministry of the Interior, it was argued on Sunday that the government would be ready to toughen the system proposed by Gérald Darmanin. The current system sets several conditions for regularization: to have been on French territory for 3 years, to be in a job in tension, not to bring his family, to have worked for 18 months in these jobs in tension and to have a promise of ‘hiring.
According to Beauvau, the government would be ready to increase the residence condition to “5, 6 or 7 years”, to set the income condition at 1.5 smic, and to add the obligation to have a permanent contract. “We are ready to discuss to have a reasonable compromise”, it was commented. For the Ministry of the Interior, either LR wants to be a government party and discusses or “it’s just a thought club”.
“We are ready to discuss it”
The government is also ready to discuss a modification of State Medical Aid (AME) which LR would like to replace with Emergency Medical Aid. ” It’s very interesting. We are ready to discuss it, ”we said to Beauvau. We were also attentive to the LR proposal to make development aid conditional on the issuance of visas.
Even if the negotiations between the government and LR are concentrated in the Senate, Gérald Darmanin intends, according to the ministry, to associate in mid-June the president of the commission of the Laws of the Assembly Sacha Houlié (Renaissance), the representatives of the deputies of Horizons and the MoDem in negotiations with LR, “in order to reassure”.
As for LR’s constitutional proposal to derogate from the European treaties, at the Ministry of the Interior, we are not closing the door. “We must not leave Europe to change the rules, but rather fight to change the rules”, it was argued, thus taking up the reasoning of Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne. It was also insisted on the fact that this was not the responsibility of the minister, but of the “President of the Republic and the sovereign people”.
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