In the Iztapalapa mayor’s office 17 people were arrested, including two women, members of two criminal groups dedicated to drug sales, assault on passersby and extortion.
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The apprehension of these subjects was carried out in two actions implemented by elements of the Secretariat of Citizen Security.
The first arrest was made at the intersection of Calle Calculistas and Calle Privada Mineros, in the walkway known as Tláloc, in the Colonia Expansion El Triunfo, where a property was located that was used as a point of sale of narcotics.
According to the authorities of this place, people with backpacks were constantly coming and going inside which they transferred drugs for their commercialization in different points of the mayor’s office.
The place was guarded by a subject known as “El Gordo”, who operates for the criminal cell headed by Juan Balta.
With a order of arrest, this Thursday the uniformed men entered the place where there were seven people who were apprehended. At the site they were seized 223 doses of cocaine hydrochloride, a gramera scale, a plastic bag containing bulk marijuana, a cell phone, cash, and 22 useful cartridges.
Along with this action, on Lima de la Ixtlahuacan neighborhood A group of young people was identified who, on public roads, manipulated and formed doses of apparent drugs. In this intervention, ten men were captured.
According to various citizen complaints, the subjects, in addition to trading narcotics, assaulted those who were passing through the point and demanded money from the residents of the area, in exchange for not causing them harm or undermining their patrimony.
At the scene, 330 doses of cocaine hydrochloride, four telephone sets and cash were seized.
These subjects are part of the criminal cell known as “Los Rastas”. On July 24, 2020, staff from the Secretariat of Citizen Security and of the General Prosecutor’s Office of Justice in the capital they detained five other members of the group.
San Luis de la Paz, Gto. July 09, 2021.- With the aim of promoting healthy lifestyles in students and their families during the distance education period, a group of physical education teachers assigned to the Northeast Region, offered exercise routines through Facebook Live.
To this end, six physical activations were scheduled with the participation of teachers from the region, which were broadcast on Facebook Live in coordination with the digital media, Periódico Tu Voz.
In addition, the activity allowed teachers to assign extra points in the subject of physical education, for the third evaluation period, to students who presented photographic evidence and registration through a form, of their participation in all exercise routines high, medium and low impact, which were transmitted.
Under this premise, it was possible to raise the level of communication with 250 high school students who presented intermittent communication and participation in the subject of physical education, as well as improve their grade in this subject, according to the criteria of each teacher.
The teachers who participated with exercise routines are; Vianey Elizabeth Cabrera Lara from zone 503, María Esmeralda Ramírez Martínez, Malleli Ojeda Torres and Arturo Andrade Hurtado, from zone 15, and Jesús Alberto Macías García and Wendoli Ríos Méndez, from zone 23.
The “Activation of 10” project is part of the regional strategy “In the Northeast we all return to school”, which aims to influence the school permanence of the students of the region.
Héctor Teodoro Montes Estrada, Northeast Regional Delegate for Education, spoke of the importance of generating proposals aimed at promoting the school permanence of students, as well as adding society, in this case, the media to this collaborative work that benefits to the educational community.
The exercise routines are available for consultation on the official page of the newspaper Tu Voz.
A decidedly demanding weekend is the one coming for the police forces of the province of Perugia, where there are several events scheduled for the weekend: from the Euro2020 final between Italy-England that many will decide to follow in the acropolis or through the maxi-screens set up in the cinema arenas of Frontone and in Pila. Not to mention the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto and the hundreds of visitors expected in the plain of Castelluccio di Norcia for the flowering.
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Meanwhile, a technical meeting was convened by the commissioner Antonio Sbordone, with representatives of the State Police, Carabinieri, Guardia di Finanza, Army, Provincial Police, Local Police and Civil Protection. At the center of the work table is the need to coordinate the activities of all security actors, in order to allow scheduled events to take place in compliance with the Covid-19 legislation and without critical issues for public order and safety.
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“It will be of fundamental importance – explains the Police Headquarters in a note – the contribution of all the actors in the field, including the Municipal Police and the members of the Civil Protection, as well as from the perspective of participatory security, the contribution of the owners of premises and public establishments, which have always proved to be particularly sensitive to compliance with the rules, and which will be further sensitized in this regard. On the occasion of the desirable celebrations after the final of the European football championship, all the personnel assigned to the Police Station of the Historic Center will be involved in whole night “.
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A clarification then from the Commissioner Sbordone: “These are shows and sporting events that must be experienced with warmth and participation, as it should be. We have the task of accompanying, following, watching over in order to avoid dangerous excesses. Thanks to the teamwork put in place – concluded the commissioner – I am sure that everything will go well “.
The allegedly popular performer threatened his fellow rocker in personal correspondence.
The scandal between pop artist Dima Bilan and the leader of the rock group “Nogu svelo!” Maxim Pokrovsky reached the police. The second musician wrote a statement to the first after allegedly receiving threats from him in WhatsApp correspondence.
It began with the fact that on July 2 the concert “Nogu Svelo!” Was canceled. at one of the concert venues in St. Petersburg. Before the rockers, Bilan performed on it, and later the institution was closed by the authorities due to non-compliance with safety rules in a pandemic. Pokrovsky in social networks accused his colleague of what happened, to which Dima responded on July 5 on his Instagram, stressing that the less popular singer is simply promoting himself on his behalf.
“I am a non-conflict person and I don’t see any point in paying attention to such inadequate agony,” Bilan said diplomatically on the video. – And people are not fools. Wherever I look, people are on my side and understand that the cancellation of your concert does not lie on my shoulders. Firstly, I am vaccinated and for a long time. Secondly, even with the vaccine, I have two hundred percent safety. But any adequate person should understand that I am not omnipotent and cannot perform organizational work. And I can’t follow the rules in every city, and I can’t personally put a mask on my face for every spectator I respect ”.
According to the 39-year-old singer, the venue was closed because of the working bar and the tight seating of the audience, and not because he went into the hall for 30 seconds.
However, it seems that there was no such diplomacy in the personal communication between the musicians. In his statement to the police about the threats, Pokrovsky said that his opponent was insulting and behaving aggressively, reports the Ren-TV channel. Now the police will understand the verbal skirmish of the musicians.
The Chinese authorities have accused the taxi service of violating the law on the collection of customer data. Earlier, an investigation was launched against DiDi, Beijing explained that this is necessary to ensure the safety of users of the service.
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The Cybersecurity Administration of China has ordered the removal of the DiDi taxi service application from virtual stores due to violations of the law on the collection of customer data, according to the agency’s website.
“After checking the DiDi Travel app, a serious violation of laws was found in the collection and use of personal information. In accordance with the provisions of the PRC Law “On Network Security”, the Cybersecurity Administration notified the app store of the removal of the DiDi Travel application and demanded that DiDi Travel Technology Co., Ltd comply with legal requirements, as well as fix existing problems in order to effectively protect the personal information of a huge number users “, – said in a message to the administration.
DiDi collects large amounts of data on the movement of people in real time, Reuters reported. The company uses some of the data in autonomous driving technologies, as well as for analyzing the situation on the roads. The service also claimed to store all data about Chinese users of its services in the country.
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On Friday, July 2, it became known that the Cybersecurity Administration of China has launched an investigation into the taxi aggregator to protect national security and public interest. The department also explained that this is necessary to ensure the security of user data in China. At the time of the check, DiDi was banned from registering new users.
The Financial Times wrote that usually such checks can last up to 30 working days, in difficult cases – up to 45 days.
The taxi service stated that it is ready to cooperate with the authorities and conduct a comprehensive examination of security risks.
On news of the audit, DiDi shares fell 15% to $ 14.73 per share. Later the fall slowed down. The service is currently trading at $ 15.53.
At the end of June, the DiDi service entered the New York Stock Exchange, where it raised $ 4.4 billion.
TikTok removed over seven million accounts of users suspected of being under 13 in the first three months of 2021: this was announced by the popular Chinese app, which is estimated to have about one billion members, of which over 100 million in the US . The social media platform also reported that in the first quarter of this year it had removed nearly 62 million videos that violated community standards, including content of hate, nudity, harassment or safety for minors. In its first report on ‘underage’ users, TikTok explained that it has used various methods, including a security moderation team, which monitors the accounts of those suspected of not telling the truth about their age. Those who are 12 or younger are redirected to ‘TikTok for Younger Users’ in the US.
Russian Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail assembled in St. Petersburg in two top trim levels are now equipped with a semi-autonomous driving system. True, if in Japan this is the new ProPilot 2.0, then we have the old version 1.0, and even a simplified one. What is the difference?
What is ProPilot? An advanced driver assistance system with this name first appeared on the Serena minivan for the Japanese market five years ago, and in the fall of 2019, the ProPilot 2.0 debuted on the modernized Nissan Skyline sedan, known in Russia as the Infiniti Q50. In fact, this is a semi-autopilot: a driver monitoring camera with more advanced filling allows you to remove your hands from the steering wheel on highways.
But in Russia, even the Murano crossover, the flagship of the Nissan Russian line, is not equipped with adaptive cruise control. But on the Ixtrails and Qashqai in versions LE + (from 2.153 million for a two-liter front-wheel drive Qashqai) and LE Top (a maximum of 2.595 million for an X-Trail 2.5), ProPilot 1.0 is now installed in a stripped-down version. What can he do?
Identifying X-Trail with ProPilot is easy – by the radar shield on the false radiator grille
The Russian system has both a radar and a video camera, but it is simpler than the European one: the Russian system does not have the function of recognizing pedestrians and cyclists. Our ProPilot “does not see” the edge of the road and the license plate for centering on the leader. There is also no binding to speed limit signs, since synchronization with navigation is needed – this also had to be sacrificed. Indeed, with a full set of assisting electronics, Qashqai and X-Trail would be too expensive for a mass Russian buyer.
Qashqai and X-Trail also received Connect Services telematics, which allows using a smartphone to track the location of the car, remotely unlock doors and start the engine, monitor the remaining fuel, call for help in an emergency, as well as set restrictions for other car users and receive notifications from the car. Connect Services works only with the standard Nissan Connect media system with a seven-inch screen, so the “alternative” Yandex head unit (with an eight-inch screen and proprietary functionality) is no longer offered for Russian Nissan
By the way, since ProPilot was originally created for highways, the Nissan team began to fine-tune the Russian system with … searching for highways with a steepness of turns and normal markings.
“The roads in our regions are different everywhere, we had to leave each major city with an asterisk,” says Alexander Kalinin, engineer of the Russian branch of NTCE (Nissan Technical Center Europe). – We were looking for something that somehow fits into the autobahn standards. It was not so little – 30 thousand kilometers.
There are such roads to the north of St. Petersburg, where tests for journalists were arranged. In ideal conditions, on a dry and clean multi-lane highway with clear markings and smooth turns, the Russian ProPilot really allows you to be distracted by multimedia and a smartphone more than usual. But! First, the electronics create too much parasitic force on the steering wheel. This is tiring, especially on a long journey. Secondly, within the limits of our wide lanes, the car on Propilot sometimes goes tack – from the right lane to the left and back. And thirdly, even on the freeway, the system cannot be trusted 100%: a couple of times in gentle bends of the highway, for unknown reasons, Nissan crossed the markings and drove into the next lane, marking its failure with a squeak.
The ProPilot 1.0 needs clear marking lines to the left and right and your hands on the steering wheel. The camera and radar cannot read traffic signals, recognize pedestrians and speed limit signs. Therefore, in the city, ProPilot works like a normal, moreover, not the most agile adaptive cruise control. The main area of use of the system is highways
Of course, it’s great that when you turn on the left turn signal when overtaking, the distance control to the leader is temporarily cut off and the car starts to accelerate within its lane. And it’s good that the ProPilot cannot be fooled, like Tesla, with an orange between the rim and the spokes: there is no capacitive sensor inside the rim. If you do not resist self-steering, that is, you do not apply force to the steering wheel, the electronics will give out a visual warning after seven seconds, then an audible warning, and after a while will begin to “wake up” the driver with short brake impulses. And if this does not take effect, then Nissan itself will smoothly stop in the lane, apply the parking brake and turn on the emergency light. Suddenly the person behind the wheel became ill?
Hands free driving is discouraged and tricking the system
On secondary tracks, electronics are lost much more often. After all, to follow in the lane of the Propot, clear marking lines are required to the right and left, and with this there is tension in the Russian regions. What can I say about automatics, if I myself sometimes got confused in faded lines and traces of a partial re-laying of asphalt on the streets of Petrozavodsk.
In traffic jams, ProPilot, like most similar inexpensive systems, annoys with an excessively sluggish set of speed after the leader, does not see traffic lights – and, unlike Hyundai-Kia cars, does not issue a warning about leaving the car in front. And if the stop was longer than three seconds, then to resume movement, you must either press the Resume button or touch the gas pedal.
No dictatorship: in Nissan, you can turn off both self-centering in the lane and the auto-braking system. And especially for Russia, the adaptive cruise control was transferred to the usual passive mode without distance regulation – the radar is deactivated by a long press of the ProPilot button
In addition, ProPilot strains the driver with respectful distance, even at min level, and deliberately sharp upsetting when the driver is smoothly braking. Alexander Kalinin assures that the latter is a feature of the Russian setting and this was done on purpose. First, a sharp impulse, according to the Nissan, givesthe driver understands that everything is under control. And secondly, it allows you to reduce the level of deceleration if the leader slows down more. Although I am more inclined to believe that the matter is in the “myopia” of the inexpensive Continental radar: according to Kalinin, the effective range does not exceed 80 meters. For comparison: the Continental locator on the Volkswagen Tiguan is one and a half times longer.
And the system’s limit for the allowed lateral overload is only 0.12g – on a winding track you can easily exceed it even with a pensioner driving style. Moreover, if in a Mercedes or Volvo you immediately understand that the system delicately assists, but will not do everything for you, then in Nissan the electronics first create the illusion that it will turn itself, and then it simply beeps and turns off.
And the same thing happens when too much traction is required to follow the leader on an uphill, or there was a little suspension relief on the kink. The electronics will display a banner “Bad road conditions” on the display – and will remove itself from control.
ProPilot is switched on and off with a separate button with a blue icon
By the way, the system has several stages of forced deactivation. A separate button with a steering wheel symbol can be used to deactivate the lane keep assist. And if the radar is “blind” due to mud or snow, then it can be turned off by long holding the Propot button with a blue icon – and thereby transfer the cruise control to passive mode, when it just keeps the set speed. This was done specifically for Russia – a useful thing for the lazy, so as not to stop once again to clean the radar.
So it’s too early to call ProPilot 1.0 a semi-autopilot. Rather, it is an adaptive cruise control with a steering function: it does not allow you to be distracted from the road for a second, but it really makes life on the freeways easier. And it improves safety. By the way, the Russian Nissan is already guided by our promising RuNCAP rating. And since we test the effectiveness of the auto-braking system both during the day and at night, the Nissan people gave priority to the radar, not the camera, in order to avoid a decrease in results in the dark.
But still, what a pity that our ProPilot is simpler and more primitive than the “foreign” one. And that even he entered the Russian market with such a delay.
Before the pandemic, before vaccines and before health became a crucial problem for Q4, in the new TMEC our country signed a chapter on medicines and health supplies.
What happens is that after each dogma that we have to follow every day, each spectacle that we have to witness and a new guideline to comply with based on the presidential ‘agenda’, things are forgotten.
An institutional and structural problem that seriously alters the functioning and stability of Mexico is the drug sector, today totally disjointed and in crisis of shortage.
When Mexico joined the new trade agreement with the United States and Canada, it agreed to unify criteria and behaviors among the three bodies that regulate the authorization, use, and market of medicines.
The purpose was to homogenize the market, but also to ensure the availability of both patent and generic drugs, to better serve the population from a more unified criterion.
The TMEC chapter also aims to build a strong pharmaceutical industry that can face what is the greatest external danger not only for this commercial bloc, but for America in the field. pharma.
There is a terrible competition in the chapter called ‘Drugs’ and that is the first cause of death in the United States: fentanyl, where it mostly arrives from China and enters through Mexican ports.
What neither the United States nor Canada want is for the Mexican pharmaceutical industry, which is the structurally weakest, to become the prey of extra-regional investors, such as Indians and Chinese.
Because health there is a matter of sovereignty and national security, Asia could develop an alternate and dangerous production and supply chain. In fact, the 4T is already putting it on a silver platter.
In this situation, it will not be strange that within the framework of the TMEC the harmonization of policies and procedures of the Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risks, the Food and Drug Administration and the Canadian Agency for Medicines and Health Technology is accelerated.
With the arrival of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the health sector deepened the structural problems it already had. Key men like Jorge Alcocer Y Hugo Lopez-Gatell they are on the daily grid.
In the two years that he was in charge of Cofepris Jose Alonso Novelo Baeza Thousands of records were left behind, while the National Palace and the Ministry of Finance destroyed the consolidated purchasing system.
What is already being observed from Washington is that Indians, Chinese, Koreans or Lithuanians begin to buy Mexican pharmaceutical companies that today are in the crosshairs of a government that accuses them of being corrupt.
We are going to see if the United States and Canada can help Mexico build a strong supply chain that guarantees access to medicines for the population.
THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES with their occurrences. Yesterday in Tijuana he gave the starting signal to regularize the chocolate cars that circulate in the state of Baja California. There is talk of about 200 thousand units. Just on Friday we published here the bad idea of legalizing and institutionalizing piracy with the installation of its “Tianguis del Bienestar” to sell all the confiscated merchandise to the poor. Now in his speech to the ineffable governor Jaime Bonilla, He announced that the mechanism to determine the ownership of those cars will be sought. He spoke of the benefit for poor people “who do not have money to buy a new one.” The problem is that with the decision, Andrés Manuel López Obrador It gives broad sleeve to the criminal gangs that are dedicated to the illegal trade of vehicles in the border area, an issue that Ricardo Peralta, the protégé of the still Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sánchez Cordero, knows perfectly.
INSIDE the Trade Union Association of Pilots Aviators, which still presides Martin Rafael Diaz, there is restlessness. The reason is his role as a member of the Aeroméxico creditors committee. The revelation that we made here a few days ago that Bank of America Merrill Lynch is interested in acquiring its rights, valued at 340 million dollars, generated much expectation among the approximately 1,578 pilots. They have been earning half their salary for more than a year. The administration of Andres Conesa Y Javier Arrigunaga, squeezed them like the rest of the workers. You can imagine how attractive it would be to sell.
THE FIRST COMPANY what Andrés Manuel López Obrador has determined to rescue is Altán Redes. The president ordered Nafinsa- Bancomext and Banobras, who respectively direct Juan Pablo de Bottón Y Jorge Mendoza, restructure the nearly 17 billion pesos that the government of Enrique Pena in this venture of the shared network that a few years later would be shipwrecked drowned in her debts. But as Altán, who directs Salvador Alvarez and presides Bernardo Sepulveda, is fundamental for its Internet for All project, the order even went further: to continue supporting it with new financing.
IN THE PAST WEEK was the ratifications in the Ministry of Finance. There were no formal acts, only individual face-to-face meetings with Rogelio Ramírez de la O. As I anticipated you on Saturday, Rachel Buenrostro, Carlos Romero Y Victoria Ceja They were instructed to continue in their positions: the head of the Tax Administration Service, the Fiscal Attorney’s Office and the Undersecretariat of Expenditures. They inform us that the one who is highly likely to leave his post in the next few days is the undersecretary Gabriel Yorio. The relay would be Miguel Siliceo, Deputy General Director of Issues and International Relations of Bancomext.
ABOUT OCTAVIO ROMERO tell us not to underestimate the strength of Rogelio Ramírez de la O and that the director of Pemex will end up leaving. Last week he received a bucket of ice water, which, although it should have made him happy, infuriated him because he was not aware of it. In the Board of Directors on Tuesday it was reported that the shared utility right that Pemex pays to the Federation was reduced from 50 to 40 percent, with which the company’s finances are somewhat depressurized. Now for every barrel of oil it extracts, it will retain 60 percent of the profit. It is the first action of the new Secretary of the Treasury to give oxygen to Pemex.
WE ARE INFORMED THAT A tight-forecast legal battle looms against Monex for copyright infringement. It turns out that in December the group of Hector Lagos organized a virtual inn transmitted via streaming through a public site on the internet. The problem was that it was easy for them to use a score of music videos of the most important artists in Mexico, without having obtained the necessary authorizations and without having paid for it. Sony Music by Roberto Lopez, Universal Music that carries Alfredo Delgadillo and Warner Music from Thomas Rodriguez they have already started contacting their lawyers.
In order to abolish the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF), distribute competences and create a new service, the Ministry of Internal Administration (MAI) prepared and presented a total of five diplomas at the meeting of secretaries of State this week.
Four bills amendments to be voted on in parliament and the draft decree-law creating the new Aliens and Asylum Service (SEA).
The Internal Security Law (LSI) and the Criminal Organization and Investigation Law (LOIC) should be amended if the government’s proposals obtain the approval of the majority of deputies, in order to eliminate all references to the SEF, which will no longer exist in the Internal Security System and in the criminal investigation of our country.
According to government and police sources who are familiar with these documents, the MAI also presented proposals to amend the organic laws of the GNR and PSP to create new services to control borders and immigrants, which will also have to be subject to scrutiny by the Assembly of the Republic.
Thus, the beginning of the end of the SEF (created in 1986, 35 years ago, after being a Service for Foreigners Service for 10 years) is thus implemented., following a year in which the actions of this Police were irreparably marked by the death of Ukrainian citizen Ihor Homemiuk, in his custody, at Lisbon airport, for which three inspectors were convicted and a criminal investigation into the cover-up of the murder is still ongoing. , whose inquiry by the General Inspectorate of Internal Administration has already led to disciplinary proceedings being instituted against nine other inspectors.
Border controls and operations related to the illegal stay of immigrants are under the responsibility of the GNR and PSP, while the entire criminal investigation of crimes such as trafficking in human beings and aid to illegal immigration is under the responsibility of the Judiciary Police, which, moreover, has already had that competence at LOIC.
The PJ will not even need to change its organic law to absorb these processes, nor to integrate the SEF inspectors and coordinators into its staff, unlike the GNR and PSP.
New organization charts in GNR and PSP
The organization charts of both security forces will be strengthened with a new unit designed to inherit various functions related to border and immigrant control that were under SEF’s remit.
On GNR, the current Coastal Control Unit (UCC) is renamed Coastal and Border Control Unit (UCCF) and will be responsible for the surveillance, inspection and control of maritime and land borders.
The Guard will also be responsible for supervising and controlling the permanence of foreigners; for the execution of the coercive removal and judicial expulsion processes of foreigners; and for carrying out mobile controls and joint operations with Spanish security forces and services.
In the case of PSP, the organization chart will have a new deputy national director which will lead to “airport security and border control unit”, which joins the three already existing ones, in operations and security, in human resources and in logistics and finance.
This essentially urban security force will be responsible for surveillance, inspection and control of airport borders and cruise terminals and, like the GNR, will monitor the permanence of immigrants in national territory and deal with expulsions.
On Homeland Security Law and on Criminal Investigation Organization Law as changes are surgical, but with a historical symbolism in the Internal Security System: it is the first time since these diplomas have been approved, that a Police has been erased and all references to it have been eliminated.
For example, in LSI, with regard to the “nature and composition of the Superior Council for Internal Security” (the interministerial body for hearing and consultation in matters of internal security) the national director of the SEF is no longer part of the national director of the SEF, as a representative and police body. criminal, and becomes the director of the new Aliens and Asylum Service (SEA)
SEA with 13 leading positions
The creation of the SEA will be determined through a decree-law, and may not need to be subject to the scrutiny of the deputies, unless its parliamentary appreciation is requested, which will not be ruled out once it has been approved by all parties, with the exception of the PS, a resolution recommending to the government that all measures to restructure the SEF be submitted to the Assembly of the Republic.
According to the proposal that was delivered at the meeting of Secretaries of State, the SEA will have as its mission “the implementation of public policies on migration and asylum“through “the issuance of documentation for the entry and stay in national territory of foreign citizens, and the execution of the policy of international cooperation of the Portuguese State in the context of migration and asylum”.
At its summit it will have a general director and two deputy general directors, with a total of 13 executive positions: in addition to these three, two central directors, seven regional directors and a coordinator of the Inspection Office.
All “goods, rights and obligations of which the SEF is the owner or beneficiary” automatically pass, on the date the decree-law comes into force, to the SEA, including files, documentary collections and administrative and police databases – at which is obliged to give access to the PJ, GNR and PSP, within the scope of their respective competences.
Among the various responsibilities which are affected, is the issuance and extension of residence permits; the decision on the acceptance and analysis of asylum applications; coordinating refugee resettlement programs; and issue opinions on applications for consular visas and for the granting of Portuguese nationality.
As renewals of residence permits can also be handled by Institute of Registry and Notary (IRN) in order to, underlines the MAI, “allow citizens who regularly reside in the national territory to deal more quickly with the respective documental processes, similarly to what is ensured to national citizens”.
There is no reference in the diplomas to the responsibility for the Temporary Installation Centers (CIT) and Equals (such as in Lisbon, where Ihor Homeniuk died on March 12, 2020).
The PSP will be responsible for airport security and the control of illegal immigrants, such as those at the CIT, who are refused entry, but the SEA’s universe of competences may also include these detention centers.
At the international level, the decree-law proposes that SEA represent the Portuguese State in the Strategic Committee on Immigration, Borders and Asylum, in the High Level Group on Asylum and Migration, as well as in European agencies, such as Frontex. It will also have the task of coordinating the action of immigration liaison officers, who are stationed in various embassies abroad.
The government wants to ensure that the situation of SEF employees, police and civilians, will not be harmed in the transition to the new services. The proposed decree-law states that “the transition of SEF personnel to other security forces and services cannot imply a reduction in the respective categories, seniority and salary index”.
Regardless of the rules in force in these institutions, they can be made available when they reach 60 years of age or, by order of the tutelage, at the employee’s request, when they have completed 55 years or 36 years of service.
In the PJ, salaries are similar and interaction in the criminal investigation career will be facilitated, but in the GNR and PSP a career of inspection and border inspection will be created.
Persons in the SEF investigation and inspection career who move to the SEF can do so in an attaché table, which will be terminated when it becomes vacant.
In the same way, the places that are occupied by inspectors who go to the PSP and GNR will be extinct when they become available, these functions may be occupied by people in the new career, whose remuneration is substantially lower.
The criteria for the transition of personnel will be established by order of the MAI and the creation of tables and personnel maps will also have the involvement of the Ministries of Justice and Modernization of the State and Public Administration.
All employees may, within a period of one year, counting from the date of entry into force of the decree-law, request mobility for the GNR, PSP, PJ and SEA. General careers staff can also apply to go to the IRN.
“Humanistic” and “unsuspecting” paradigm
This package of legislative changes will have to be approved by the end of the month so that Eduardo Cabrita’s goal of completing this process in the first half of the year is met.
“It’s based on the new paradigm for migrations that the government’s program foresees a change in the way Public Administration relates to immigrants”, points out the government in the framework of these legislative reforms.
In this way, it is established that “there shouldn’t be any suspicion about who immigrates or intends to immigrate”. Instead, “the immigrant person should be seen as someone in search of better life opportunities and who, after verifying the legal constraints, can make a useful contribution to the country’s development”.
The MAI recalls that “this humanistic approach to the migratory phenomenon, without neglecting concerns about internal security and the fight against trafficking in human beings” is foreseen in the government program of the current legislature, which began in 2019, “which foresees the organic separation between police and administrative functions of authorization and documentation of immigrants”.
This separation aims, he claims, “to improve the conditions for an approach to migratory flows centered on the recognition of the dignity of migrants and the importance of their contribution to Portuguese society”.
Despite being in the government program for more than a year, it was only in December 2020 that this measure only began to emerge on the MAI’s agenda when the cessation of duties of the national director of SEF, Cristina Gatões was announced (already under high pressure for several years weeks, as the Minister himself) a few days before being heard in parliament to explain his role – which has never been clarified so far – in the case of the death of Ihor Homeniuk, in the premises of this security service at Lisbon airport on 12th March 2020, nine months earlier.
In the official statement from the MAI, dated December 9, it was said that this ministry would “immediately start joint work between the Security Forces and Services to redefine the exercise of police functions related to border management and to combating human trafficking networks“, predicting that “the redefinition of competences in the area of border control and criminal investigation between the various Security Forces and Services” was “completed during the first half of 2021” and that it was in this “new institutional framework that the National Director of Foreigners and Borders Service, Cristina Isabel Gatões Batista” ceased her duties “at her request and with immediate effect”.
In the face of protests by the SEF unions and all opposition parties, especially the PSD and the CDS, against the absence of dialogue and conversations about a process as sensitive as the extinction of a Police with the skills and know-how of the SEF, Minister Eduardo Cabrita only agreed to take this reform to parliament earlier this month, after the PS voted against the CDS resolution in this sense and after also recognized jurists, including Jorge Miranda, having issued opinions defending the competence. exclusive responsibility of the Assembly of the Republic in this matter.