Paris, January 19 (Prensa Latina) Some 110,000 people in France, including 30,000 minors, will be deprived of their social rights with the entry into force of the new immigration law, the civil service group Nuestros Públicos denounced today.
The document states that Article 19 of the standard will introduce a “national preference” for “family benefits and housing allowances,” which would de facto be aimed at the most vulnerable people and children.
He added that “the condition that makes almost all family benefits and housing allowances, only for foreigners, conditional on at least five years of residence in the country or a minimum period of employment” can worsen poverty and the living conditions of the most vulnerable.
According to the group of complainants, “the immigration law” violates the principles of “liberty, equality and fraternity” that define the French Republic by “prescribing differences in treatment without there being any difference in situation”.
“It is estimated that at least 110,000 people, including 30,000 children, would be deprived of their social rights to equal contributions simply because of their place of birth or the nationality of their parents,” the text says.
In statements to Franceinfo, the collective's co-spokesman, Arnaud Bontemps, assured that if the law comes into force, “many of these families will fall into poverty” and of the minors at risk, “one in two would fall below the threshold of extreme poverty.” . Poverty.” .
“Due to the nationality of the parents, there is a very significant violation of constitutional principles, the principle of equality and the principle of non-discrimination,” he said.
The immigration law was finally approved by Parliament on December 19, after a long debate and massive protests on the streets demanding the “total withdrawal” of this law.
New rallies are planned for Sunday, January 21, ahead of the Constitutional Council's decision on January 25.