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France gets tough on illegal immigration, setting quotas for arrests, expulsions
The Boston Herald ^ | June 4, 2007 | staff

Posted on 06/04/2007 4:54:00 PM PDT by Cincinna

France set tough new quotas for the number of illegal immigrants authorities should arrest and expel each month, the new immigration minister said Monday.

Brice Hortefeux, who heads the newly created Ministry of Immigration, Integration, National Identity and Co-Development, said a monthly quota also would be set for ferreting out those employed in France illegally.

In a meeting with security officials, Hortefeux reiterated President Nicolas Sarkozy’s goal of 25,000 expulsions by the end of 2007 - compared with 24,000 in 2006 - and set a year-end goal of 125,000 arrests for alleged illegal entry or illegal residence, a ministry statement said. The number of those already arrested was not immediately clear.

Sarkozy, who was elected May 6, pledged during his campaign to create a ministry of immigration and national identity to rein in the flow of migrants and ensure they are integrated into French society. Riots in French housing projects in 2005 were largely driven by anger among children of immigrants at persistent discrimination and a feeling of alienation from mainstream society.

Hortefeux said the new measures were aimed at "dismantling networks that exploit the misery of illegal immigrants," the statement said.

His orders came after he and Prime Minister Francois Fillon visited a holding center for illegal immigrants Monday _ and three days after the bodies of 18 illegal immigrants were fished from the Mediterranean by the crew of a French frigate.

The dead _ 12 men, two adolescent boys and four women _ were believed to be seeking new lives in Europe, though it was not clear what country they were coming from. They will be buried in France.

"The French Republic will be extremely firm. It will ensure laws are applied," Fillon said, adding: "Naturally, these laws must be applied with the greatest humanity."

Many saw Sarkozy’s proposal as a nod to the electorate on the extreme right, which long has made fighting immigration one of its main causes.

"Generosity is not opening wide the borders without thought for how people will integrate, how they will live, how they will subsist," Fillon said.

Hortefeux, in his meeting with security officials, also insisted on the need to develop a system of paying illegal immigrants to voluntarily return home, setting the number of paid departures at 2,500 for this year _ a 25 percent increase from 2006.

Those volunteering to leave, as part of a program started in late 2005, are given a fixed sum of money, normally $4,700 per couple, with $1,350 each for the first three children.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aliens; bizarroworld; france; immigration; sarkozy; wot
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1 posted on 06/04/2007 4:54:01 PM PDT by Cincinna
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To: nctexan; MassachusettsGOP; paudio; ronnie raygun; Minette; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; untenured; ...

With the close to 70% majority predicted for UMP in the upcoming Election, more wonderful things will happen in France.

Go Sarko!


2 posted on 06/04/2007 4:55:39 PM PDT by Cincinna (HILLARY & HER HINO :: Keep the Arkansas Grifters out of the White house.)
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To: Cincinna

Michelle Malkin for Ministry of Immigration, Integration, National Identity and Co-Development???


3 posted on 06/04/2007 4:55:48 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: Cincinna
Who’d believe that France, has more sense than BUSH on this issue?
4 posted on 06/04/2007 4:57:32 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Cincinna

France, fricking France. Snowmen are breakdancing in Hell.


5 posted on 06/04/2007 4:59:12 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Cincinna

The only thing I disagree here is with the policy of paying ANY illegal to leave the country. In all fairness, even that’s more understandable than the Bush immigration policy to greatly reward and encourage illegal immigration.


6 posted on 06/04/2007 4:59:12 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: upier
France set tough new quotas for the number of illegal immigrants authorities should arrest and expel each month, the new immigration minister said Monday

Some Frogs have gotten it.

ML/NJ

7 posted on 06/04/2007 5:00:12 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Cincinna

Who would have ever thought....I’m so shamed.


8 posted on 06/04/2007 5:01:30 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Cincinna

70% UMP? wow, Sarkozy will have a pretty free hand to do what he feels he needs to do in France if those numbers hold up.

And kudos for taking some steps to mitigate the inflow into France, IMO, the US should invest in Mexico, specifically things like highways and trains and airports if we can make the Mexican economy grow, there would be much less incentive to jump the border and try and live and work in America.


9 posted on 06/04/2007 5:01:37 PM PDT by padre35 (GWB choose Amnesty as his hill to die on, not Social Security reform.....that speaks much)
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To: Cincinna

I feel like I’m living in the Bizarro world;)


10 posted on 06/04/2007 5:02:56 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: Cincinna

Meanwhile John McCain is crying that we’ll have rioting in the streets like France if we try to enforce the laws.


11 posted on 06/04/2007 5:04:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: mdittmar

I know what you mean. There is something otherworldly about this. France gets a high five.


12 posted on 06/04/2007 5:05:29 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Cincinna

Well, Stune My Beeber!

This is a hopeful turn


13 posted on 06/04/2007 5:05:37 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Baladas

If we paid them to leave, they would grab up 6 kids, and their live in lover, grab the money, and come back and do it again... it would be better than working..


14 posted on 06/04/2007 5:05:59 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: nmh

Who’d believe that France, has more sense than BUSH on this issue?
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Well, France has suffered, and learned, and now France has some CONSERVATIVE leadership that is strong in many respects. Too bad we don’t have that in our government...looks like the self-absorbed voters will have to learn the hard way, along with the pols in Washington.


15 posted on 06/04/2007 5:10:18 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Cincinna

France is finally opening it’s eyes to the negatives of “uninvited” immigration,I honestly wish we would !!!


16 posted on 06/04/2007 5:11:07 PM PDT by Obie Wan
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To: Cincinna
Is France turning American or is America turning French?
17 posted on 06/04/2007 5:14:27 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax , you earn it , you keep it!)
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To: Cincinna
Many saw Sarkozy’s proposal as a nod to the electorate on the extreme right, which long has made fighting immigration one of its main causes.

I have noticed the MSM still insists on calling it immigration - which it isn't - it's infiltration, and a source of income for unscrupulous people-smugglers, who, having been paid, have no interest in delivering their cargo alive.

18 posted on 06/04/2007 5:14:51 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: nmh
Who’d believe that France, has more sense than BUSH on this issue?

This is happening all over western Europe right now. My brother-in-law is Danish and Denmark in the past few years has instituted very strict immigration laws. A lot of folks in what we would consider very liberal countries are fed up with huge un-assimilated minorities leaching off of the social welfare system.
19 posted on 06/04/2007 5:16:00 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: Cincinna

I am speechless. France is making greater progress on illegal immigration than the US. Will someone in Congress please take some friggin’ notes!


20 posted on 06/04/2007 5:22:29 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: nmh

Yeah, no kidding.


21 posted on 06/04/2007 5:25:03 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: Cincinna; All
"Generosity is not opening wide the borders without thought for how people will integrate, how they will live, how they will subsist," Fillon said.

There's a concept our leaders should be introduced to.

22 posted on 06/04/2007 5:25:57 PM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: Cincinna

Hooray for France! Boo for jorge!


23 posted on 06/04/2007 5:26:15 PM PDT by Vision Thing (jorge jumps the shark)
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To: Army Air Corps

France also had riots not too long ago with Paris on fire because they let this get out of hand. Sarkozy in large part was elected because of this. Apparently the lordships running our government would like to wait until the same happens here before acting.


24 posted on 06/04/2007 5:27:02 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (Kobach: Amnesty is going from an illegal to a legal position, without imposing the original penalty.)
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To: Man50D

I think America is turning French

Makes ou wonder how wimpy our leaders are. France goes on this common-sense turnaround.....while the GOP in America acts more and more Commie


25 posted on 06/04/2007 5:30:54 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Illegal Alien Amnesty Is Anti-American)
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To: Soul Seeker
They had better jolly well listen to the majority of American citizens and do something now. If not, we’ll deport their smarmy arses along with the illegals.
26 posted on 06/04/2007 5:31:45 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Soul Seeker
France also had riots not too long ago with Paris on fire because they let this get out of hand. Sarkozy in large part was elected because of this. Apparently the lordships running our government would like to wait until the same happens here before acting

Somewhere on the forum is an article about McCain. He made a speech somewhere and actually said if we don't give them amnesty we'll have riots like France.

So the best thing he can come up with is to not make them angry if we don't give them what they demand??

I can't believe anyone is voting for McCain.

27 posted on 06/04/2007 5:36:58 PM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: Cincinna; All
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Cheers!

28 posted on 06/04/2007 5:39:33 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Cincinna

Good. That will save a beautiful country with a long rich history from the wailing head-choppers who would use Notre Dame cathedral as a latrine if they got into power.


29 posted on 06/04/2007 5:42:56 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: AuntB

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1844358/posts

McCain’s Warning that enforcing the law will lead to rioting.


30 posted on 06/04/2007 5:43:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks! Is that just stunning or what! Kind of destroys the ‘family values’ arguement. He and Bush better get together on their talking points. I guess they tried insults first and now they’re trying to scare us into agreeing with this thing.


31 posted on 06/04/2007 5:45:53 PM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: Cincinna
Don't they know large scale expulsions can't be done? That it will destroy the French economy and cause riots?

Capitulation is the only feasible option. McCain and Graham can advise Sarkozy on how best to surrender to illegal aliens and call it a victory.

32 posted on 06/04/2007 5:46:36 PM PDT by JCEccles (“Politics ain’t beanbag” Finley Peter Dunne)
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To: Baladas

Footing the bill on shipping illegals out of the country would cost us all far more than they’re costing us now.

Just as a for instance, just last night, I saw two of them come in with gunshot wounds. And undoubtedly, this had NOTHING to do with other illicit activites these guys were involved in.

I have no doubt that their care is going to run thousands upon thousands of dollars. And guess who is going to pay for that?


33 posted on 06/04/2007 5:50:26 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: Obie Wan
France is finally opening it’s eyes to the negatives of “uninvited” immigration,I honestly wish we would !!!

The USA is the only country going in the opposite direction. Everyone else, including even Canada is tightening up their laws because they don't want to be overrun. Maybe in 20 years we can emigrate to the saner ones, if they'll take us refugees in.

34 posted on 06/04/2007 5:57:12 PM PDT by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: CheyennePress

That’s easy, Mexico when we give them the bill.

How hard is it to say to a barbarian thug: Sucks to be you. You take responsibility for your own actions. Put pressure on your own wound. Go Cry Some More.


35 posted on 06/04/2007 6:00:42 PM PDT by Otaku6
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

Interesting history : french intellectuals laid the philosophical foundations for our own 1776 revolution. Then a 100 years later they laid the philosophical foundations for socialism. It is based on everyone’s first life experience : infancy and getting everything they want for FREE. This nonsense soon slams into the FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS as baby grows up.

Now, finally, the french are waking up with sarko’s election, and they’re showing us how to deal with a southern brown wave of moochers. Who’d a thunk it just a few years ago.


36 posted on 06/04/2007 6:02:11 PM PDT by timer (n/0=n=nx0)
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To: Captainpaintball

hear hear !!


37 posted on 06/04/2007 6:03:06 PM PDT by ears_to_hear
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To: nmh

Incredible. I can not believe that they are doing the right thing for a change. maybe I need to consider retiring to Europe


38 posted on 06/04/2007 6:04:07 PM PDT by ears_to_hear
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To: HangnJudge

In french that would be something like stonne vous bebre.


39 posted on 06/04/2007 6:08:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: Baladas
The only thing I disagree here is with the policy of paying ANY illegal to leave the country.

Might be cheaper in the long run. Maybe we should do the same after we get the fence built. And why restrict the policy to illegals? Why not pay Democrats to leave? Like I say, it might save money in the long run.

Or how about we pay Vermont to leave?

40 posted on 06/04/2007 6:08:55 PM PDT by Dan Evans
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To: Cincinna

If things keep going in this direction, I am ready to renounce all anti-French jokes.


41 posted on 06/04/2007 6:16:02 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If the GOP were to stop worshiping Free Trade as if it were a religion, they'd win every election)
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To: Cincinna

I certainly do hope that the U.S. government is truly paying full attention to what France is presently doing about this ongoing problem and that the U.S. will also soon be doing the same kind of things here! Wake up pro-amnesty politicians!


42 posted on 06/04/2007 6:23:51 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: nmh

I’ll believe it when I see it. Until then, I’m skeptical.


43 posted on 06/04/2007 6:29:21 PM PDT by conservatrice
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To: Cincinna
set a year-end goal of 125,000 arrests for alleged illegal entry or illegal residence

Wouldn't it be nice if we set those kinds of goals?
44 posted on 06/04/2007 6:58:31 PM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: Cincinna

the tables might soon be turned and the French will be calling us wusses, maybe even ‘surrender yankees’. i don’t want to believe it could happen.


45 posted on 06/04/2007 7:05:32 PM PDT by Swordfished
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To: Cincinna; Vicomte13

Where ever your at dude, take a bow, you called it months ago.


46 posted on 06/04/2007 7:07:30 PM PDT by investigateworld ( Abortion stops a beating heart.)
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To: Cincinna

Bump


47 posted on 06/04/2007 7:54:07 PM PDT by listenhillary (We will never run short of pessimism and pessimists)
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To: EagleUSA

This is really good news. This means there’s hope for us, too. If the French can wake up and “get it”, maybe the idiot voters here will, too.


48 posted on 06/04/2007 7:57:24 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Cincinna

I want to move to France!

Well—— not really, but -——


49 posted on 06/04/2007 7:58:36 PM PDT by Exit148 (Founder of the Loose Change Club. Every nickle and dime counts!!)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Just got back from France and I was amazed that I felt safer in Paris then I do in my own city. They are not hung up on PC and want to keep the undesirables out of the city. That is why the low lifes are pushed to the suburbs.

We can learn some lessons from the French. They have pride and not riddled with white guilt.


50 posted on 06/04/2007 8:14:25 PM PDT by lone star annie
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