Several thousand people marched in Paris this Saturday. - ALAIN JOCARD / AFP

A few thousand people demonstrated Saturday in Paris for the regularization of undocumented migrants and housing for all. Departing in the early afternoon from Place de la Nation to reach Place de la Bataille-de-Stalingrad in the east of the capital at the call of several groups and the March of Solidarity, many demonstrators were a yellow sign with the drawing of a man with a raised fist. "Regularization of undocumented migrants. Closure of Cra (administrative detention centers, editor's note). Housing for everything, ”read one.

Babacar Sall, who arrived from Senegal three years ago, demonstrated for the first time. "We don't have paper. To eat is a problem. Sometimes I do a bit of moonlighting, but that's it. I help people move, or I do plumbing. As soon as someone offers me a job, I take it, ”says this 42-year-old man who lives in Montreuil. "Before I worked with someone's papers but he was taking too much money," added this man who left his wife and daughter in Senegal. "Sometimes I send them 20 euros sometimes 30 as soon as I can. "

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Coming from Mali, Tidiani Diagouraga arrived in 2018 in France. “It's hard in Mali, because of the war. I came here to work. But I can't work because I don't have documents, ”says the 36-year-old. For Hassan, a Moroccan in France for eight years, "undocumented migrants participate in the economy of France". He is a pizza chef in Paris and pays taxes. "I'm here to be regularized. With papers, I will be able to buy a car, find housing more easily, ”he concludes.

Meetings for the regularization of undocumented migrants are also scheduled for Saturday in several cities (Marseille, Lyon, Rennes, Lille, Toulouse, Grenoble, Strasbourg, Nantes…).


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