Thursday 25 May 2017

Morocco receives massive applications for legal status

Morocco receives massive applications for legal status
(Xinhuanet 03/10/17)
Morocco receives massive applications for legal status

Morocco has received over 18,000 applications in three months from migrants living illegally in the country, Moroccan Ministry of Expatriates and Migration Affairs said here on Thursday.

The applications, filed in 69 prefectures throughout the kingdom, were submitted by migrants from various nationalities, said Anis Birou, the expatriate and migration minister, as he launched the project "Stories without Visas."

The project depicts, via digital stories, the experience of eight refugees in search for a better life who have chosen Morocco to settle.

Last December, Morocco launched the second phase of the regularization of illegal migrants in the country, especially those belonging to sub-Saharan Africa.

Since 2013, the process of regularization of illegal migrants in Morocco has granted some 25,000 migrants legal status in the country.

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