The Ministry of the Interior also announced that more than 34,000 undocumented migrants had been regularized last year, an increase of 8 % compared to 2021.
MO12345LEMONDE with AFP
With more than 137,000 first files filed in 2022, asylum requests in France approached the unprecedented level of 2019 (138,420), marking an increase of 31.3 % compared to 2021, according to statistics provisional unveiled Thursday, January 26 by the Ministry of the Interior. All cases included (re -examination, minors, Dublin procedures …), they even exceed the Pandemic Pandemic peak, with 156,103 requests in 2022, against 151,283 in 2019.
Over the same period, the expulsions of foreigners climbed by 15 %, with 15,396 distances made in 2022. This increase is linked to “priority (…) given to delinquent foreigners: 3,615 delinquents were expelled In 2022, against 1,834 in 2021, twice as much, “the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, reacted on Twitter.
In 2022, expulsions of foreigners in an irregular situation increased by more than 15%. In accordance with my instruments… https://t.co/g0nannui0b
The Ministry of the Interior also announced that more than 34,000 undocumented migrants had been regularized last year, which represents an increase of 8 % compared to 2021.
The year was also marked by the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, which caused the exodus of several million Ukrainians fleeing the fighting. More than 65,000 Ukrainian exiles, excluding minors, were identified on French soil at the end of 2022, including 75 % women, according to the provisional data communicated by the Ministry of the Interior.
The majority of arrivals from Ukraine were identified before the start of the conflict or in the first weeks of the Russian invasion, with 50,000 temporary protections granted until April.