US News Passage of migrants: soon a Franco-Italian brigade at the border

02:52  01 august  2020
02:52  01 august  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

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At the French- Italian border , police patrols have risen since the 2016 terror attack in Nice, making it very hard for migrants to reach France. Meanwhile, activists such as farmer Cédric Herrou, who received a suspended fine for helping migrants , are providing support. FRANCE 24’s Aurore Dupuis

France. Italy. The French authorities continue to violate the law and the rights of refugees and migrants on the Franco - Italian border on a daily basis. On 2 May 2018, the Administrative Tribunal of Nice also recalled the obligation to respect the principle of non-return at the Franco - Italian border .

Le cadre juridique et le lieu de casernement de la brigade, qui devrait être opérationnelle dans deux ou trois mois, font encore l’objet de discussions. © LP / Philippe de Poulpiquet The legal framework and the barracks of the brigade, which should be operational in two or three months, are still subject to discussions.

While he was recently in Calais, Gérald Darmanin is this time traveling to Rome to try to solve the problem of the channels of smugglers who move migrants.

The Minister of the Interior announced that France and Italy were going to create a mixed brigade at their border to counter these networks.

"This is an extremely important point in the fight against this border crossing of illegal immigrant populations", underlined Mr. Darmanin after talks with his Italian counterpart, Luciana Lamorgese.

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Soon after the migrants began their midmorning march to the border in Tijuana, they were met by Mexican federal police officers at a bridge that leads to They erected metal barriers on the roads and sidewalks leading to the main border crossing for cars and trucks. A smaller group of migrants then

Italian police deployed pepper spray in order to push back the migrants who were attempting to cross the border into France from in northern Italy , as they occupied the site of Balzi Rossi beach.

Happy to meet my Italian counterpart, Luciana Lamorgese, for my first trip abroad.

The challenges before us are numerous: immigration, health crisis, terrorism. We still need to deepen cooperation between our two countries to meet them. ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/JvxrcajhZT

- Gérald DARMANIN (@GDarmanin) July 31, 2020

Joint patrols already exist between the police at the borders of the two countries but this integrated brigade will bring together for the first time, within a specific structure, Italian and French agents placed under single command, it was specified in the entourage of the Minister.

Seeking support

For his first trip abroad since his appointment to Place Beauvau, Mr. Darmanin wished to go to Rome in order to strengthen the “very important” Franco-Italian relationship in the face of the “migratory difficulties that Europe faces. face ”.

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Antifascists clashed with gendarmerie near the village of Claviere on the Frano- Italian border on Sunday, as they reportedly led an estimated 30 migrants

Italian police said more than 100 migrants took forces by surprise at border town of Ventimiglia.

France wants a “common position” with Italy before the October summit of European Union interior ministers in Brussels on a new “migration pact” to be proposed by the Commission in September.

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The Malta agreement was also at the center of discussions.

Germany, France, Italy and Malta agreed in September on a temporary mechanism, based on voluntary service, for the distribution of migrants rescued at sea. However, only a handful of countries had agreed. rallied to this initiative.

Gérald Darmanin and his Italian counterpart have decided that the Malta agreement “could not only be incorporated into European Union law, but also extended to all the countries of the European Union”.

Strong migratory pressure

According to the Italian Ministry of the Interior, 11,191 migrants arrived in Italy this year until July 24, of which 4,000 are Tunisian citizens.

In this regard, Italy asked France to intervene with the "Tunisian government, which is experiencing extremely severe economic difficulties, to see how we could settle this subject", indicated the Minister of the Interior.

Hundreds of migrants also arrive almost daily in Malta and on the coasts of the Italian islands of Lampedusa and Sicily from Libya.

France seeks to obtain the support of Spain and Germany before the “migration pact” of the Commission. Gérald Darmanin will also be traveling across the Rhine in August.

In the United States, border police seize phones and arrest migrants in a humanitarian camp .
© Provided by France 24 Volunteers at Byrd camp near Arivaca, Arizona, managed to capture some footage of the raid of the July 31 border patrol before officers seized their cell phones. On the evening of July 31, agents of the elite US border patrol unit, the Bortac (Border Patrol Tactical Unit), attacked a humanitarian aid camp near the town of Arivaca, Arizona, near the Mexican border. The forces arrived with an armored vehicle, two helicopters and about 24 other vehicles.

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