FRANCE- French Interior Minister Gérard Darmanin voiced on the situation of unaccompanied Algerian minors on French soil.
As part of his visit to Bordeaux, the French official said the French government would discuss with the Algerian authorities the deporting of the unaccompanied minors from that country.
As such, Darmanin accuses some of these minors of being the main cause behind the delinquencies affecting the French territory. The politician said that “France faces acts of delinquency committed by those unaccompanied minors”.
The minister, thus, ensured that official discussions will be launched with Algeria in order to “expatriate these minors to their country of origin”. Moreover, he pointed out that this question was already raised by him and his Algerian counterpart during his visit to Algiers last November.
Moroccans, also, affected by this measure:
In fact, in addition to Algerians, this decision also includes unaccompanied Moroccan minors, whom the French Minister of the Interior considers to be one of the main causes of delinquency in France.
To this end, the Minister referred to the recruitment of an additional 140 officers in the city of Bordeaux, including the deployment of 70 police officers in charge “of fighting against delinquency and particularly against drug trafficking”.
He stressed that Bordeaux has witnessed a sharp increase in delinquencies and accidents since 2015, in light of the increase in the number of harragas (illegal immigrants) there.