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The Minister of the Interior and Overseas Territories, Gérald Darmanin, during a visit to Mamoudzou, Mayotte, June 24, 2023.

The Minister of the Interior and Overseas Territories, Gérald Darmanin, was resulting from go to Mayotte this weekend however the farmers' disaster in France, he mentioned, pushed him to postpone his journey. Yet one other deep disaster is shaking the Indian Ocean division the place citizen blockades have been rising for ten days towards insecurity and the presence of migrants from Africa.

“The authority of the State will be measured not simply in the number of additional police officers and gendarmes, but in the change in law, undoubtedly very profound, which is necessary to prevent the arrival of these people in Mayotte”assured Mr. Darmanin, Thursday 1er February, throughout a convention on abroad territories organized by Point in Paris.

Facing the correct, and underneath stress from Mahorais elected officers, the minister continues to lift the topic of irregular immigration. At Mamoudzou hospital, he harassed, “90% of births are not Mahorais births”. Before mentioning “women who almost give birth in the kwassa”the kwassa-kwassa, these fishing boats by which nationals of the neighboring Comorian islands journey irregularly to the French archipelago.

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“Internal border”

The minister additionally described the existence of a “internal border” in Mayotte. Because on the island, foreigners, even holders of a residence allow, don’t have the correct to journey to France, until they receive a visa. “We tried to cut off the flows. (…) It’s practical for the rest of the Republic but it raises very important questions in Mayotte, which considers itself a dead end.”he conceded.

“An upcoming constitutional change” is due to this fact envisaged, included within the calendar for 2024. “We will have to change, in the Constitution, the rules of land law and access to nationality if we want to radically change things in Mayotte », assured Mr. Darmanin. The minister leaves “the first” some bulletins “to the President of the Republic”. Emmanuel Macron might go to Mayotte “in the coming months”.

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A “Mayotte” regulation promised in 2021 then deserted, should even be put again into motion in 2024 to cope with growth and infrastructure points on the island. “Mayotte” regulation or constitutional revision, we do not know what the manager desires and I observe that it doesn’t have a majority in Parliamentnonetheless, signifies Liberties, Independents, Overseas and Territories (LIOT) MP Estelle Youssouffa. Mahorese elected officers are nonetheless ready for the President of the Republic to arrange the assembly on Mayotte that they requested in October. »

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