French govt. to increase expulsion of immigrants

PARIS, Oct. 14 (MNA) – The French Government stated that the expulsion of immigrants will rise in 2015, a statement released in the middle of the worst migrant crisis undergoing in Europe in the recent decades.

This year more than 17,000 expulsions will be carried out, compared to 15,253 in 2014, said minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve in a speech to security forces.

Cazeneuve said that in an unprecedented migrant crisis, there are significant actions against the illegal immigration.

Cazeneuve also said that in the coming weeks a comprehensive plan will be announced to fight the trafficking of arms and its main targets will be strengthening controls in port areas and using all means to fight cyber-crime in an attempt to track the trafficking.

The French Government considers that the European Union should create a system to accept refugees with a fair distribution that envisages the capacity of each country.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls said recently that France will not be able to accept all the refugees that are currently in the shelters and also that the country will accept 30,000 refugees until 2016.

The agency to protect European borders Frontex indicated today that more than 710,000 immigrants reached Europe this year between January 1 and September 30.

Almost 3,000 people were killed in 2015 trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach European coasts, running away from the armed conflicts that affect their countries of origin.

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