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France: New asylum and immigration law adopted after a broad censure of almost half the provisions by the Constitutional Council

This position note analyzes the provisions relating to family immigration initially included in the Darmanin law of January 26, 2024 “to control immigration and improve integration,” which were set aside after a broad censure of the law by the French Constitutional Council. IRAP Europe maintains that the provisions constituted a serious and manifestly disproportionate infringement of the fundamental right to respect for private and family life and largely restricted the few legal migration pathways to France. The note concludes with recommendations to simplify and facilitate the submission of applications for family reunification to France.

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Download the position note in French.