The promise was made to the people who went to the Reception and Orientation Centres (CAO – see here, here, here and there) and whom sought asylum in France and whose fingerprints had been registered in another country that they would not be placed in the Dublin procedure (the Dublin III regulation is used to determine the country responsible for an asylum application, most often the country of entry into the European Union, the registration of fingerprints in the EURODAC database) this promise served as bait for some associations intervening in Calais to participate in the dismantling of the shantytown and also for the Exiles so that they would accept to leave for the CAO and to ask for asylum.

But the tone has since changed, as was foreseeable from the beginning of the CAO system in October 2015 (see here, here and there), placements in Dublin procedure are multiplying, as well as house arrest to prepare for the expulsion of people to the country where their fingerprints were taken. According to OFII (French Immigration and Integration Office), 54% of those who applied for asylum in the CAO are in Dublin procedure.

Sporadic mobilizations have taken place in some CAOs, like in Brittany, and have been amplified in Occitane with the participation of associations.

In Franche-Comté, a petition has been circulating in support of Mansor Taha Abdelmoemin, a Sudanese exile from Darfur who is likely to be sent back to Italy:

Other actions are being prepared in the face what is far from limited to an individual situation.

The other danger that will soon arise for asylum-seekers in CAO is that of being returned to their country of origin for those who have received a negative response to their asylum application in a european context facilitating deportations to countries such as Sudan (see here, here and there) or Afghanistan (see here, here and there).


Caspar David Friedrich : Evening on the Baltic.