Morocco to Implement New Immigration Policy

Morocco to Implement New Immigration Policy

FromĀ  Global Post

Morocco on Wednesday announced a new immigration policy, pledging to review cases according to specific criteria, following sharp criticism over its treatment of sub-Saharan migrants.

The announcement comes three days after Morocco’s National Human Rights Council (CNDH) issued a report calling for “a radically new asylum and immigration policy,” to which King Mohamed VI responded by admitting “legitimate concerns.”

Those concerns have been rising during the past few months among the estimated 20,000 sub-Saharans residing in Morocco, amid reports of racist violence.

In late July, a Congolese university professor living in Tangiers reportedly died after a police officer pushed him from a bus deporting him to the Algerian border, and in August a Senegalese man was stabbed to death at the central bus station in Rabat.

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