Theodore's World: France Says NO to Mass Legalisation of Illegal Immigrants

« Religion Of Peace Busy Causing More Death and Destruction | Main | ~ Caption Fun ~ »

May 22, 2007

France Says NO to Mass Legalisation of Illegal Immigrants

New French Immigration Minister Brice Hortefeux

France says no to mass legalisation of undocumented immigrants
Daily Mail

France's minister of immigration and national identity, a new ministry created by President Nicolas Sarkozy, has ruled out legalizing undocumented immigrants en masse.

The new ministry said today that government policy would be dictated by firmness and pragmatism.

"We have to put aside massive legalization. It doesn't work and it penalizes, even immigrants," Brice Hortefeux said on Europe 1 radio.
Policy, he said, would be guided by "firmness and humanism" with "lots of pragmatism."

He also said he planned to adhere to the policy of deporting illegal immigrants from France. The number of deportees was expected to reach some 25,000 this year, and Hortefeux said he would ensure that figure is reached.

Hortefeux, a longtime confidant of Sarkozy, was among those named to the new government on Friday.

The conservative Sarkozy, elected president May 6, had reached out to the anti-immigration far right to capture votes, notably ruffling some feathers in his own camp with his promise to create a ministry of immigration and national identity.

Hortefeux said he planned to meet shortly with officials from sectors like the building and hotel and restaurant industries, known to rely heavily on immigrants.

Hortefeux also said he would not put into question a long-standing policy of "family grouping," by which immigrants in France can bring their families here.

However, he indicated, as Sarkozy had, that modifications may be made in order to ensure that those who join other family members in France can be integrated.

"It must be carried out in respect for the dignity of those who want to come and (in a way) that favors their integration," he said.

Sarkozy had said he wants to ensure that those who join families in France can speak French and that family members receiving them can support the newcomers.

Wild Thing's comment.........

Absolutely shameful that the French president has more courage than the US President. If the American People don’t understand the danger we are in by this time, then we are heading toward a dark period. This is going to get much uglier before it gets better.

At least he has the common sense to know that you don't reward criminals for their crimes by giving them more of the thing that they committed the crime to get in the first place. If we applied the same principle to bank robbers that our jackass lawmakers want to apply to illegals we would give the bank robbers the rest of the money in the vault as a reward for stealing the money at the tellers' counters.

Posted by Wild Thing at May 22, 2007 12:47 AM


What? The French doing something right?
Oh my God--I think that's a sign of the apocalypse!
Call 911--Hell just froze over!

Posted by: Lynn at May 22, 2007 06:03 AM

I like French President Nicholas Sarkozy as much as Inspector Jacques Clousseau! The SHARK and The Pink Panther rule in Vive La France! He will take out the 'Moo Slime' garbage and perhaps he doesn't like my phrases 'The Eurabian Union' and 'Europeon Union'!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at May 22, 2007 07:07 AM

What is more shameful is that the Iranians have more testicular fortitude than the American President and our Congress.

Posted by: Big Dog at May 22, 2007 11:08 AM

I never thought I would see the day when a French President showed much more sense than an American one. But here we's painful to watch the Bushyrovies, who just don't get it, sputter and fall apart.

Posted by: Nick Byram at May 22, 2007 11:10 AM

Maybe Sarkozy can save France. I don't want to see France and Europe taken over by islam. He may set an example for America, depending on who is our next president. I have absolutely no hope that Bush will see the light. Bush has a one track mind on immigration and it is the wrong track.

Perhaps Viva La France will have meaning again.

Posted by: TomR at May 22, 2007 02:22 PM

The French are remarkably consistent. They want to preserve French culture and independence, which makes them also, at times, seem treacherous and selfish. We could use a little of that in the US at the moment.

Posted by: Rhod at May 22, 2007 05:47 PM

I'm jealous! where can we find a president like that?

Posted by: Mark Krauss at May 22, 2007 10:01 PM

It's a shame when the French can muster more courage to do what is needed. Our political leadership should be ashamed.

Posted by: raz0r at May 22, 2007 10:33 PM

Lynn, hahahaha hell freezes over.


Posted by: Wild Thing at May 22, 2007 11:45 PM

Darth, love those Ping Panther movies.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 22, 2007 11:49 PM

Big Dog, wow, thank you for the link.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 22, 2007 11:50 PM

Nick Byram, me too, it sure surprised me.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 22, 2007 11:51 PM

Tom I hope he saves France. If he does there will be a lot of socialists there going through withdrawl for sure.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 22, 2007 11:53 PM

Rhod I agree so much how you said that. I too wish we had that strong desire here with our leaders to preserve our culture, independence and our history too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 22, 2007 11:55 PM

Mark Krauss, lol well we can still dream of having a President that respects our country. Bush certainly does not.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 22, 2007 11:57 PM

razOr, I agree, I wonder if our leaders ever feel ashamed even a little at what they have been doing.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 22, 2007 11:59 PM