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Migrants strangle France alive [French government cuts immigrants welfare by 83%]
Pravda/RU ^ | 28 December 2012

Posted on 04/29/2013 4:52:36 PM PDT by Lorianne

It seems that migration policies of a leading country in Europe, France, are seriously changing. The country is no longer able to hold back the crowd of migrants, many of whom do not want to integrate into the social and economic life of their new home country. The upcoming radical changes for migrants were announced by French Interior Minister Manuel Valls.

After a meeting on the National Immigration and Integration, French Interior Minister Manuel Valls announced significant changes in the country’s migration policy. The government will reduce financial assistance to immigrants, and this reduction will be substantial. Starting March 1 of next year, French immigrant benefits will be reduced by 83 percent. The amount of compensation to immigrants who voluntarily want to return home will be also reduced. If earlier the government paid 300 euros for every adult and 100 euros for every minor, in March of 2013 these amounts will be reduced to 50 and 30 euros, respectively.

One of the main provisions of the new immigration rules in France is the reduction of unemployment benefits. New rules will directly affect many of the immigrants who do not want to be of real assistance to the country and whose main goal is the existence at the expense of French taxpayers. Now immigrants who are EU citizens receive an allowance of 2,000 euros per adult and 1,000 euros per child.

Under the new policy, according to Valls, the payments will be reduced to 500 and 200 euros, respectively. Manuel Valls said that the previous immigration policy did not lead to the desired effect, and the existing outreach programs for immigrants do not work as they were expected to, therefore, the rules must be changed. If this is not done, the costs for the maintenance of migrants now paid by the French Treasury will continue to devastate the economy of France that is already suffering from the crisis caused by international factors.

Earlier this year, during the election campaign in France, Nicolas Sarkozy, the then President, strongly advocated for the changes in migration policies in France. He stated that the delays could adversely affect the entire domestic policy of France. Francois Hollande, the current President of France and at that time the main opponent of Sarkozy, spoke on the subject more softly, avoiding naming any specific measures. Does this mean that life itself supports the statements of the eccentric ex-president of France?

According to the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies, in the second half of 2010, France was home to over five million migrant workers, or about 8 percent of the total population. The largest number of migrants arriving in France, according to the data for 2007, was from Algeria, Morocco and Portugal. In 2011, French citizenship was granted to 66,000 people. It is getting increasingly more difficult for the government to provide financial assistance to migrants, given that many of them do not work or study. In fact, this is not surprising given the amount of aid that the government was ready to provide to its new citizens.

With a growing number of migrants, mainly from Muslim countries, France is experiencing many internal problems. They include rising unemployment and crime, and increasingly greater sums of money from the state treasury spent on support of migrants and their families, which has a detrimental effect on the economy. Finally, France is simply awash with the migrant population with an alien ideology, reluctant to accept European values ​​and often hostile.

Sooner or later, the government had to take measures. It seems that the time has come. On the wave of changes in French policy towards migrants, in 2007 Nicolas Sarkozy won presidential elections. Since his arrival to power, the government began to pursue a policy of the so-called selective migration, whose aim was to attract to France mainly skilled personnel. Under Sarkozy a quota system was introduced in the country that determined the number of required workers. In March of 2012, during the presidential campaign, Nicolas Sarkozy reiterated the importance of addressing domestic problems of migrants. Sarkozy, a son of an immigrant from Hungary, suggested cutting the amount of social assistance provided to migrants and reducing the number of issued residence permits by 50%. In addition, he threatened that France would leave the Schengen Treaty in order to prevent infiltration of unwanted migrants into the country.

Francois Hollande, the current president of France, was not that radical in his vision of the issues associated with migrants. He was not ready to control all categories of migrants, but in March of 2012 called for limiting migration for economic reasons. It looks like it is the economic conditions that are forcing the French authorities to toughen the policy towards migrants. This is indicated, in particular, by the disappointing data in the Global Competitiveness Report on the state of competitiveness of France, which the government discussed in November. According to the report, the competitiveness of the French industry is falling. In 2000, the share of industry in the economy of the country accounted for 18 percent, and now – 12.5 percent as companies are going bankrupt. In part, it is due to the heavy burden of social security contributions that businesses are required to make. French business payroll taxes are among the highest in the world at approximately 50 percent. It could not have been different because the country had to feed a large number of migrants.

In March of 2012 Sarkozy suggested reducing the number of migrants from 180 thousand to 100 thousand. A significant decrease in the number of migrants could be expected in five years. It seems that the government of Hollande has adopted such measures and is moving towards action.

A significant decrease in the amounts allocated for subsidies for migrants might be somewhat effective. The treasury will have more resources that can be allocated to job creation and overall economic recovery. There is a likelihood that the reduction in benefits will be an incentive for some workers to step up their job search.

There is another side to the coin. Many migrants, especially those from Arab countries-former colonies of France, are used to living on government subsidies. They have been doing it for years, and have been teaching their children this model of social behavior. According to the National Institute of Statistical Studies, children from immigrant families tend to be weaker students than their peers who are not immigrants. This is especially true for migrants from Turkey. In the labor market, only 14 percent of children of immigrants attain high social positions.

Reduction of benefits would hurt many migrant families. Will this provoke antisocial behavior where migrants would outpour their anger in the streets of French cities, destroying everything around them? Will the migrant riots of 2007 be repeated? There is an obvious need in new approaches towards migration policy. However, in their implementation the government should take into account various possible consequences. Only a balanced approach will lead to positive results.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; france; freecheese; immigration; rop; welfare
A few months old but I didn't see this reported anywhere? Where are all the liberals holding up France as some kind of socialist Utopia?
1 posted on 04/29/2013 4:52:36 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne
The Muslims realized that French leftists were idiots and immediately took advantage of it.

I feel sorry for any normal people still living in that country. Hopefully there are some self-sustaining regions in the countryside...
2 posted on 04/29/2013 4:54:22 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Lorianne

So when they cut benefits, expect RIOTS?


3 posted on 04/29/2013 4:54:31 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Lorianne

France will die if it doesn’t stop immigration


4 posted on 04/29/2013 4:54:39 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive

I fear we’re dead and just don’t know it yet.


5 posted on 04/29/2013 4:55:42 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Lorianne
...reluctant to accept European values ...

Reluctant?

How about "refusing"?

6 posted on 04/29/2013 4:56:54 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Lorianne

By 8.3% ,,, cut 100%!


7 posted on 04/29/2013 4:57:34 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Lorianne

The “Progressive” talking point is that they are on the “right side of history,” but the future is not more collectivism and entitlements. Looking at Europe, it is poverty, drastic cuts in government expenditures, government theft of private property, cutting pensions, and secession. Europe will lose its socialism and become far more conservative very quickly, and then we will be next.


8 posted on 04/29/2013 4:57:48 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Lorianne

By 83% ,,, cut it 100%!


9 posted on 04/29/2013 4:58:41 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Pesky decimal points...


10 posted on 04/29/2013 5:00:13 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: GraceG

Beware immigrants. You are caught in the middle of politics and will be thrown out so fast it’ll curl your hair, the minute you’re not valuable any longer.

Same to all govt resource takers.

Government money does not grow on trees.

Duh.


11 posted on 04/29/2013 5:01:39 PM PDT by stanne
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To: DuncanWaring

Yep.


12 posted on 04/29/2013 5:02:42 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Lorianne

Good for France but I fear they will be hit with the EBT continuum.


13 posted on 04/29/2013 5:05:52 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: Lorianne

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/53299/stanley-hoffmann/the-god-that-failed


14 posted on 04/29/2013 5:09:07 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: TurboZamboni
I fear we’re dead and just don’t know it yet.

I was being kind. France is dead. Islam is evil and needs to be eradicated. The guillotine needs to make a comeback if France is to survive. It won't be pretty either way.

15 posted on 04/29/2013 5:10:38 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Wanderer99

They’ll probably move en masse to the UK now, since that country hasn’t got the sense God gave stunned ducklings as regards benefits to immigrants.


16 posted on 04/29/2013 5:22:41 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: SandRat

By 83%, not 8.3%. This story is old.


17 posted on 04/29/2013 5:26:33 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Amberdawn

See Post 9.


18 posted on 04/29/2013 5:30:23 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Lorianne
...where are those liberals...

Well, they are on the Amen Tour with John Kerry and/or on the Legal Defense Team for Hillary Clinton.....

19 posted on 04/29/2013 5:42:52 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: FatherofFive
France will die if it doesn’t stop immigration

Every country which doesn't stop uncontrolled immigration by indolent cultures must die. If the newcomers are eternally idle, and refuse to share the culture of their host country, their only alternative is crime.

Those of us who have friends or family in France, Germany , Spain, don't need to speculate. there has been at least a 30 year slide into the abyss that I personally witnessed. And until now, no remedy in sight.

20 posted on 04/29/2013 5:48:45 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Lorianne
They’ll probably move en masse to the UK now, since that country hasn’t got the sense God gave stunned ducklings as regards benefits to immigrants.

I concur with your statement. In some ways the French are way ahead of the rest of Europe and the U.S.

21 posted on 04/29/2013 6:07:46 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: BBell

I think the USA should export Mexicans to Europe, they aren’t Muslim and will work on hot days.


22 posted on 04/29/2013 6:11:51 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

I don’t know why Spain does not bring in Mexicans. A common language and a common religion. And the Mexicans will procreate where the Spaniards have left off.


23 posted on 04/29/2013 6:38:29 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: Lorianne

Great. Even the French get it, but our government doesn’t.


24 posted on 04/29/2013 7:34:42 PM PDT by La Lydia
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