Facing an influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the French-Italian border and a lack of space in buildings, the region has signed an order to requisition an apartment hotel to accommodate them.
Since 31 January, the “Appart’City” in Antibes has been expropriated by the Alpes-Maritimes to accommodate unaccompanied minors (MNA). Deputy Governor Benoît Huber has just signed an order to this effect.
The requisition follows an influx of young migrants in vulnerable situations on the French-Italian border in the city of Menton. Faced with a record number of more than 700 unaccompanied minors, the department was not structured to accommodate more due to lack of space. A week ago, Charles-Ange Ginésy, chairman of the departmental committee, addressed the saturation of the microphones on the French Riviera, calling for the state to help.
I regret the government’s silence. I reiterate my appeal to the Home Secretary and the Keeper of the Seal to urgently address this issue.
Charles-Ange Ginésy, President of Alpes-Maritimes
Following the county’s announcement, elected officials insisted: “I regret the government’s silence, despite my repeated calls for urgency. I reiterate my appeal to the Home Secretary and the Keeper of the Seal to urgently address this issue. Charles-Ange Ginésy Request “Expediting the legal process necessary to distribute these immigrants across the country” and ASA “Mass expropriation of hosting sites.”
120 rooms, 25 minors have been accommodated
The acquisition of the 120-room Antibes institution is planned for a month. 25 minors have been housed. The departmental board will have to pay the associated costs, and the right of care of the unaccompanied minor returns to it.
In its decree, the province of Alpes-Maritimes emphasizes “The urgency of ensuring that these people are cared for in conditions of decency and dignity” but also “Need to prevent any form of disturbance of public order”.
“This expropriation is a good thing, but it does not set policyJudge David Nakache is president of the All Citizens Association, which helps unaccompanied minors in the Alpes-Maritimes. This is the policy at the end of the candle! ” According to him, this application is insufficient and must be extended. “What is needed is the construction of new structureshe pleaded. There are emergency credits for this. Meanwhile, it’s the kids toasting.
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