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Tuesday 17 September 2013

Five Commissions Set Up To Implement New Immigration Policy

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Five Commissions Set Up To Implement New Immigration Policy

 Three inter-ministerial and two ad-hoc commissions were set up to implement the new immigration policy in Morocco, says a joint release of the ministries of foreign affairs and cooperation, of justice and freedoms and of labor and vocational training.

Five commissions set up to implement new immigration policy

 "As part of the implementation of the Royal high instructions, related to the new national immigration policy, several inter-ministerial meetings were held to define first actions of the operation work plan", says the release adding that five commissions were set up in coordination with the National Human Rights Council (CNDH).

   The first commission will look into 853 refugee cases, whose status, was established by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' office in Rabat. The hearing of the concerned persons, to be summoned by the HCR will start next week. 

  A second commission will set criteria under which the legal status of some categories of foreigners living illegally in Morocco will be examined, with priority to be given to vulnerable humanitarian cases and those who already have a job. 

  Two other commissions will be respectively in charge of updating the legal and institutional framework of asylum and the struggle against persons trafficking. 

 The fifth commission, dealing with diplomatic action will define Morocco's proposals to be made at major encounters on migration issues and will re-launch regional and international cooperation. 

  HM King Mohammed VI had instructed the government to start without delay drafting and implementing a strategy and a work plan to formulate a comprehensive immigration policy.