Tuesday, 21 May 2024 07:17

The Movida LMI and the Center for Global Studies at Rabat International University (UIR) are organising a workshop from 20 to 22 May 2024, in partnership with the Collectif des communautés subsahariennes au Maroc (CCSM) and the Réseau Marocain des journalistes des Migrations (RMJM), on how to provide information on migration and deconstruct prejudices and preconceptions.

The right to access information is guaranteed by law.

Law 31.13 on the right of access to information came into force on March 12, 2019 in Morocco.

- Law 31.13 on the right of access to information. Download

- Guide to Law 31.13, developed by the Department of Administration Reform - Ministry of Economy, Finance and Administration Reform. Download

In accordance with this law, the CCME has designated officials in charge of receiving and processing access to information requests and has set up an internal cell to support them.

- Decision appointing CCME officials responsible for processing and receiving access to information requests. Download

How to submit your access to information request?

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Before submitting an Access to Information request, you can search the CCME website to see if the information already exists.

Submit a request by e-mail, mail or fax

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- Fax: 00 (212) 5 37 56 66 22

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 13:20

COP22 : Interview with Mr. Abdellah Boussouf

Many questions come to mind regarding the correlation between climate change, migration and the Moroccan community abroad. In light of the waves of migration, what could be the link between COP22 and migratory matters?

M. Boussouf : As the organizer of the COP22, Morocco claims to be at the same level as other countries, which have the capability to host large-scale events and naturally contribute to resolving international issues. The mission of our nation during this COP will mainly be of executive nature as this conference was preceded by the COP21 during which all parties committed to adhere a process designed to protect the environment and to mitigate climate change impacts.

Consequently, the Kingdom’s mission during this summit is to define the execution mechanisms to take up the climate challenge. His Majesty wants to position this event as an African summit. Indeed, Africa is the continent most impacted by global warming and these effects will determine its future.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) organizes an exhibition named "The Art of Tolerance" from June 21 to July 31 2016 at the Bab Rouah gallery in Rabat.

On the sidelines of the 60th session of the Committee on the Status of Women held in New York, the  working group "Gender Approach and New Generation" of the Council of the Moroccan community abroad (CCME) and Jossour Forum of Moroccan women (Jossour FFM) jointly organized a conference on the theme "No peace without sustainable development: the case of Moroccan women from « here and elsewhere." The Constitutional Institution and NGOs have opted for a partnership to discuss the experience of Moroccan women of the world, in terms of the fragile rights obtained and the  challenges which stil have to be raised. 

Le Figaro Published some sociodemographic studies by several French researchers, in which they forecasted 10 years ago what France is facing.

On Thursday, a Moroccan immigrant was on the brink of death due to a hate crime in Pittsburgh, Hazelwood.

We received with deep sorrow the news of the death of Mr. Mohamed Hamed Ali, following a long disease on November 17th, 2015. The former president of the Spanish Federation for Islamic Religious Entities (FEERI), was one of the most ardent and fervent defenders of Muslims in Spain and Europe.

In these mournful circumstances, Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, S.G. of the Council for the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) extends his condolences, on behalf of all the members of the Council, to his kith and kin.

Born in Ceuta, late Mohamed Hamed Ali, in addition to being one of the staunchest advocates of Muslims in Spain, he held the question of the Moroccan national sovereignty in Spain heart and soul.

We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return.

Berlin has proposed a quota system, thousands of Germans have volunteered to help refugees, and press coverage has been more balanced – but there have also been more violent incidents in Germany.

Pressure comes from senior UN official and rising number of Tory MPs after pictures of drowned Syrian boy published.

Hundreds of migrants protested in front of Budapest's Keleti Railway Terminus for a second straight day on Wednesday, shouting "Freedom, freedom!" and demanding to be let onto trains bound for Germany from a station that has been closed to them.

As the world reacts to the image of the dead three-year-old, police leave the main station in Hungary's capital where refugees are sleeping outside.

EU interior and justice ministers are to meet in a fortnight in an effort to find concrete measures to cope with the escalating migration crisis.

Angela Merkel says Europe must show solidarity on its refugee policies.

Austria has denied that it is in violation of the European Union’s open-border policy, after it tightened up controls in the face of the growing migration crisis.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moonon Friday urged the global community to develop comprehensive solutions to allow for safe and legal migration after 70 bodies, believed to be Syrian asylum seekers, were discovered in a truck near the Austria-Hungary border.

ON AUGUST 28th Austrian police said they had found 71 dead migrants in a refrigerated lorry. The bodies of 59 men, eight women and four children were discovered just inside Austria’s border with Hungary. The vehicle appears to have been abandoned on August 26th, but the decomposition of the bodies indicates that the migrants may have suffocated or died of thirst earlier than that. Torn lining inside the lorry’s interior suggests that some had battled, fruitlessly, to escape.

As Europe grapples with its biggest wave of migration since World War Two, the Netherlands is about to toughen its asylum policy by cutting off food and shelter for people who fail to qualify as refugees.

Zineb Mouline is an assistant professor of organic chemistry at Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan. The young Moroccan prodigy is part of the select coterie of scientists controlling the separation of greenhouse gases.

Amal Bennaim was born in London to parents from Casablanca. She currently resides in Antananarivo in Madagascar. She studied in London, first at the French Lycée Charles de Gaulle, then at King's College London where she obtained in 2002 a degree in Science "Nutrition and Dietetics".

French President Francois Hollande has thanked three American men hailed as heroes for overpowering a heavily-armed gunman on a train in northern France.

The suspect in the train attack in France on Friday has been identified as 25-year-old Moroccan man Ayoub El-Khazzani.

Monday, 24 August 2015 21:24

No new EU summit on immigration

European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker dismissed calls for a new EU summit on immigration, saying member states should stop dragging their heels and implement existing agreements on the matter.

In response to the rapidly growing numbers of refugees and asylum seekers flooding European shores, France and the UK have announced new measures to crack down on English Channel crossings.

Macedonian police have allowed hundreds of refugees to pass through their border from Greece after police fired stun grenades for a second day in a failed bid to stop them from breaking through.

Inspired by Pope Francis' prayerful pleading for immigrant families, 100 women are preparing to march 100 miles - from Pennsylvania to the U.S. Capitol - to highlight their call for "commonsense" immigration reform.

Buenos Aires - Argentinian TV channel TVP has recently aired a program "special Morocco", dedicated to the civilizational richness of the Kingdom, its cultural diversity, exceptional monuments and natural beauty.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 13:54

A Moroccan fix to Europe's migrant crisis

Once harshly criticized for its mistreatment of African migrants, Morocco has changed its view and now lays down a well-regulated welcome mat. If Europe did more of the same, fewer migrants would risk dangerous sea journeys with smugglers.

UK and French ministers will meet in Calais on Thursday to agree a new deal to tackle the migrant crisis there.

As Sweden continues to enjoy near unprecedented population growth, a particular demographic is growing quicker than others – men.

Fears grow that US will end ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy granting legal status to Cubans who reach Florida shores.

Thousands of migrants have died trying to reach European shores, and the EU is struggling to cope. As Martin Kuebler reports, some critics believe the answer lies in opening the borders, rather than further restrictions.

David Cameron has refused to deny that he is considering plans to stop young Britons claiming in-work benefits – an idea that emerged when the government was told that a Tory manifesto pledge to apply such restrictions solely to EU migrants would be illegal.

Rabat, Aug - Moroccan Air Company "Royal Air Maroc" announced it will start on Oct.26 new flights from Rabat to Brussels, Madrid, London and Marseille.

The European Commission on Monday approved 2.4 billion euros ($2.6 billion) of aid over six years for countries including Greece and Italy that have struggled to cope with a surge in numbers of immigrants.

These results come from Gallup's Minority Rights and Relations survey conducted June 15-July 10, which included an expanded sample of blacks and Hispanics. This practice is often referred to as "oversampling," and allows for a closer look at attitudes and opinions of minority groups whose representation in the sample of a standard poll might otherwise be too small for statistical analysis. In 2013, the last time a comparable methodology was used with respect to this question, U.S. adults reported largely similar attitudes. Gallup has also asked this question in several instances in polls that did not include an oversample of Hispanic and black adults, most recently in June 2014.

The longer-term trends since 2001 are unmistakable: U.S. adults' support for increased immigration is gradually growing. In surveys conducted within a year of the 9/11 attacks, which were perpetrated by 19 individuals who immigrated into the country, near-majorities or outright majorities of U.S. adults said immigration levels should be decreased. But as the 2000s came to a close and the current decade has unfolded, support for decreasing immigration has gradually fallen, hitting one of its lowest levels this year. As the country has slowly shifted away from this position, the percentage saying immigration levels should increase has doubled -- from 12% in June 2002 to 25% today.
Preferences for changes in immigration levels vary considerably by the respondents' race or ethnicity. Hispanics -- half of whom say they are immigrants themselves -- are most likely to say immigration levels should be increased (36%), while non-Hispanic whites offer the least amount of support for that proposition (21%). Blacks fall in between the two, at 30%. Despite these differences, the overall trend is similar for all three groups. Support for allowing increased immigration levels hit a low ebb for all races/ethnicities in the years immediately after 9/11, and climbed to new or nearly new highs in 2015.
This year's Minority Rights and Relations survey includes a sample of 508 Hispanics, roughly half of whom report being born in the United States and half outside of it. Despite the differences in their country of birth, these two groups of Hispanics do not evince statistically meaningful differences on this question. For both groups, about a third say immigration should be kept at present levels, roughly another third voice a desire to see immigration levels increased and still another approximate third say immigration levels should be decreased.
Nearly three-fourths of U.S. adults say that, on the whole, immigration is a good thing for the country, a continued affirmation for a practice that has been a core feature of the American experience. While a majority of the country has always agreed with this proposition, the margin has sometimes been more tepid, with a bare 52% agreeing in 2002. Similar to the sentiment that immigration levels should increase, agreement that immigration is a good thing has gradually risen in the years after the 9/11 attacks. In the 2013 and 2015 surveys -- both of which included minority oversamples -- such agreement reached as high as Gallup has measured since it first asked the question in 2001.
Large majorities of whites (72%), blacks (70%) and Hispanics (81%) say immigration has been a good thing for the country.
Though the U.S. is one of history's great immigrant societies, there is no broad consensus among its citizens today on how or whether immigration levels should change. The current trends suggest that more U.S. adults believe immigration levels should increase than did so a decade ago, but that view still trails the percentage who want levels decreased or kept the same. The growing acceptance of increased immigration levels is evident across racial and ethnic lines, though again this is hardly the predominant position.
But even as the overall specifics may be the subject of continued debate, the notion that immigration is a good thing for the U.S. is something the public widely accepts.
Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted June 15-July 10, 2015, with a random sample of 2,296 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. All respondents had been previously interviewed in the Gallup Daily tracking survey and agreed to be recontacted by Gallup. For results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.
All reported margins of sampling error include computed design effects for weighting.

Source: Gallup

International travel figures released at the same time as the Reserve Bank of Australia's quarterly monetary policy report on Friday support its suspicion that the economy's potential growth has been cut by slower population growth.

Kimberley Hirschy has been dreaming of living in London since she was eight.

The Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, called today for the cooperation of all members of the European Union (EU) to address the growing migration crisis, chairing in an emergency meeting of his government on the issue.

Maer Torrescano, 6, rests with her father Havacuc, 24, from the state of Morelos, Mexico, at the US Border Patrol detention center in Nogales, Arizona, on May 31, 2006.

Germany took in a record number of immigrants last year amid growing tensions over the changing face of the nation, official statistics released Monday showed.

Dramatic images of migrants storming the Channel Tunnel from France have prompted Prime Minister David Cameron's government to ramp up anti-immigration rhetoric and spurred Eurosceptics to amplify calls for Britain to quit the European Union.

Home Office ministers to adopt more hardline approach to those who have exhausted appeal rights, to demonstrate that UK is not ‘land of milk and honey’.

Immigrants living in Britain illegally will face abrupt eviction from rental properties under new laws designed to make Britain a tougher place to live in, the government will announce as it redoubles its response to the Calais migrant crisis.

The situation in the family immigration detention centers near the U.S.-Mexico border may be changing quickly following a federal court order, but the underlying issues inspiring some University of Wisconsin Law School students to volunteer to help the people being held there are unlikely to be resolved any time soon.

 Britain has announced new measures to tackle illegal migrants by forcing landlords to evict them, as a growing number of migrants in Calais continued their attempts to enter the UK via the undersea cross-channel Eurotunnel.

The building that houses Agora, tucked away in a small side-street in residential Neukölln, in an old lock-making factory, is easy to ignore.

While debate about how to accommodate them rages in the north of Europe, a steady stream of migrants continues to arrive on the shores of the south.

It’s taken nearly 300 years, but one of the oldest practices in the United States is finally joining the digital age. In a blog post last week, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) declared that the American immigration system would finally be joining the 21st century and enjoying all the tech benefits that have come with the times.

Economic opportunity has always been the prime force behind waves of emigration—usually in a single direction. But sometimes, over the long term, the pendulum swings both ways, which is the case with Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

Donald Trump's latest stance on immigration reform suggests that he wants a merit-based system to allow more "outstanding" individuals to remain in the country.

 “If somebody’s been outstanding, we try and work something out.”

Statistics Lithuania informs that an annual publication Demographic Yearbook 2014 has been released. The publication provides statistical information about the structure and demographic development of the Lithuanian population: birth and death rates, marriages, divorces, migration. Comparable demographic statistics of the European Union member states and population projections of the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) are provided.

Growing up in a Jamaican household, if anyone had told me that when I was older I would be a Muslim, I would have laughed. Witnessing Islam in urban Britain, it felt so Asian, so male and so backward.

The wealthy suburb of Casale San Nicola on the outskirts of Rome, where well-off Italians escape the chaos of the capital and retreat into their multi-million euro villas nestled between cypress trees, seems like an unlikely flashpoint for the migrant crisis in Italy.

Immigration has been at the centre of Slovakia’s public discourse in recent weeks, and though it may seem so, the issue is hardly a new one. Vietnamese people, for instance, have lived in Slovakia since the 1970s and today the community totals some 20,000.

One of the world’s most popular wealth-migration schemes, Quebec’s Immigrant Investor Programme, has failed to reach its target of applications for the first time, as wealthy Chinese look for alternatives to Canada’s turmoil-plagued millionaire-migration systems.

A controversial immigration bill criticised as excessively lenient came under fire from the centre-Right opposition on Monday as France struggles to cope with the growing migrant crisis.

Education, particularly higher education, is one of this country’s great success stories. Every year thousands of students come here to learn and along the way they become lifelong friends of Britain.

The number of immigrants born outside Europe who came to live in this country after winning EU citizenship elsewhere has tripled in the last decade, a new report has confirmed.

The number of displaced people fleeing from war, conflict or persecution and looking for a better future in other countries has exceeded 59 million, the highest number since World War II, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Vulnerable children are at risk of having to represent themselves in immigration tribunals because they no longer qualify for legal aid, according to a report by the Children’s Society.

A new Media Matters report on the "single issue syndrome" found that Spanish-language Sunday shows continue to devote considerable attention to immigration at the apparent expense of issues equally important to the Latino community. In addition, although Latinos make up more than 17 percent of the U.S. population, only 4 percent of guests on English-language Sunday shows between January 4 and May 3, 2015 were Hispanic - a drop of 42 percent from their 2014 appearances over a similar time period.

An Internet rumor that hundreds of thousands of ethnic Korean residents are to be deported has seen immigration bureaus nationwide deluged with “tips” from bounty seekers and others about neighbors who in fact remain legal residents.

New Zealand annual net migration rose to a new record in June as arrivals continued to be bolstered by Chinese and Indian students, while fewer locals departed for Australia.

About 400 people met in Prague Saturday in protest against the EU, Islam and the recent immigration of refugees to Europe, and heard speaker Jan Jiskra calling on the government not to accept any refugees, to outlaw Islam and the sharia law and to protect Czech borders more toughly.

Frustrated by Washington's inaction on immigration issues, California lawmakers are considering a measure to allow work permits for farmworkers living in the country illegally.

Sir Leszek Borysiewicz draws on his own background as the child of Polish immigrants to counter ‘negative’ rhetoric on immigration.

Foreign students will be banned from working in the UK while they study and will be forced to leave the country as soon as they finish their course under tough new rules unveiled by Theresa May, the Home Secretary.

The immigration file may not be sexy, but it is surely significant in an aging and demographically-challenged Canada. The issues of immigration numbers, integration, citizenship rules, family unification, refugees and reasonable accommodation are all of national importance.

There's a reason that Hillary Clinton's attack on Jeb Bush over immigration sparked one of the sharpest exchanges between the two 2016 presidential campaigns.

They're holding mirrors up to each other.

More than 1,800 immigrants that the federal government wanted to deport were nevertheless released from local jails and later re-arrested for various crimes, according to a government report released Monday.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 14:05

Chinese now top U.S. immigrant arrivals

Pan Wu, 26, originally from China and a graduate student in theoretical chemistry at Duke University in Raleigh, N.C., works at the university on May 31, 2013. Chinese Americans are represented at both ends of the economic spectrum, although when people think of Chinese immigrants they tend to think of the highly skilled and educated who arrive – the entrepreneurs, professionals, scientists and students like Wu.

Tourist arrivals into South Africa from abroad have plummeted amid the African National Congress (ANC) government’s enforcement of xenophobic anti-immigrant policies.

There is a schizophrenic situation in the EU which once created the conditions for more immigration from Africa, but now every EU country wants to stop immigrant inflow, says Pierre Guerlain, a Professor of political science at Paris West University.

Recently, The New York Times unintentionally lent its support to a key argument immigration enforcement advocates have used for years in their fight against open borders. In her piece “Stay Home, Pleads a Son of Eritrea,” Celestine Bohlen profiled a Eritrean activist who appealed to the waves of people leaving his country, which has long suffered under a despotic regime, telling them that “[t]he government is the problem and leaving doesn’t solve it ... escaping is not the solution.”

In a rare television interview, Hillary Clinton said she was "disappointed" by Donald Trumps's immigration remarks.

TAIPEI: Taiwan has become an increasingly popular immigration destination for residents of Hong Kong and Macau, with the number of Taiwan residency applications from the two cities in 2014 being the highest in more than two decades.

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 17:43

Study: Chicago 'Immigration' Rate Dropping

Many large American cities need skilled workers from other countries if they are to grow. Chicago, Illinois is the third-largest city in the United States. But it may not stay that way for long. Why?

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, spiritual leader of more than four million Catholics in England and Wales, said the Catholic Church was "enormously enriched" by the many thousands of Catholics coming to these shores as migrants.

While the EU continues to squabble over who should bear the greatest responsibility for asylum seekers arriving in Europe from areas of conflict, Sweden has asked its neighbour countries to regain a bit of perspective.

Migrants wait at Calais for an opportunity to sneak into Britain. Around 3,000 migrants, mostly from Eritrea, Syria and Afghanistan are camped at a site near the Port of Calais.(Getty).

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