French president demands European Union keeps illegal aliens out

This is not a new position for French President Sarkozy, he’s been advocating legal immigration for economic reasons since at least 2007 while restricting illegal immigration. In the United States, he’d be marked a racist bigot.

From USA Today back on July 9, 2007, with my emphasis.

President Nicolas Sarkozy charged France’s new immigration ministry with working toward an EU pact that would include refusing to legalize clandestine immigrants en masse, according to a mission statement released Monday.

Sarkozy laid out his goals on immigration in what amounts to a job description for Brice Hortefeux, in charge of the Ministry of Immigration, Integration, National Identity and Co-Development, created after Sarkozy took office May 16.

Among the new minister’s objectives was ensuring that immigration for economic reasons accounts for 50% of immigrants entering France — and cutting down on the practice of allowing family members to join relatives installed legally in France. A bill to be debated in parliament in September toughens criteria for so-called “family regrouping,” notably with tests before arrival of the French language and values.

Could you imagine such a test in the United States? Sarkozy assumed office in May of 2007 and was partially elected on the above platform. As far as Sarkozy and many other French are concerned, the issue has gotten much worse and they feel France is losing its identity.

I had mentioned the European Union’s immigration and open-boarders policy last year, and now Sarkozy is suggesting France could pull out of the EU’s visa-free zone.

President Nicolas Sarkozy threatened in a key election rally Sunday to pull France out of Europe’s 26-nation visa free zone unless the European Union does more to keep out illegal immigrants.

Sarkozy, who this week said France had too many foreigners, made the threat at a mass meeting which he hopes will turn the tide against front-running Socialist Francois Hollande with just 42 days to go before election day.

The so-called Schengen passport-free zone must urgently be overhauled to fight the flow of illegal immigration, said the right-wing leader, returning to a constant theme in his bid for five more years at the Elysee palace.

To chants of “Nicolas, president!” from the tens of thousands in the flag-waving audience, Sarkozy said unchecked immigration would put extra strain on social safety nets for Europe’s poorest.

We’ll have to see what happens with the elections next month.

10 replies
  1. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    While Sarkozy is not my favorite person (think Napoleonic complex), he has some good points on this issue.? Portugal was a pretty non-violent country, with a low crime rate,?before they entered the EU and had to embrace the no-borders policies.? Now, it is invaded by eastern European, mafia-type gangs and other unsavory, non-Portuguese?characters who commit frequent,?very violent and frightening crimes….especially preying on the foreign community.

    The U.K., with the Labour party in power for decades,?had a generous, “multi-cultural” no-border policy.? As a result, it embraced radical, Islamic clerics (who they can’t seem to deport, no matter what their crimes) and the riff-raff of Europe and Africa (kindly passed along the Chunnel by the French who didn’t want them in their own?”immigration” camps located on the French side of the Chunnel).? So, there are now camps in Southern England filled with young men who have no jobs, are living off the State (again, “help yourselves” policies) and who have terrorized the local population…mostly retired people.

    Prior to Sarkozy becoming President, he was the minister of the interior?and?was a controversial figure for calling rioting,?Muslim young?men “rabble” and…

  2. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    oops, Prior to Sarkozy becoming President, he was the minister of the interior and was a controversial figure for calling rioting, Muslim young men ?rabble? and suggesting that the Muslim community that rings practically all of Paris be, ahem, “cleansed” or “removed.”

    The open border agreement (Schengen) has to be observed by every EU member, so would be a complicated procedure to change.?

  3. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    How many “youth riots” do you need before you slam the door?? Unfortunately for the EU, the door has been open too long.
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    A country that can’t control its borders is like a body with no skin: you can’t keep out invaders and you eventually die.?? Coming to a country near you.

    • Truthseeker
      Truthseeker says:

      I agree.? Why can’t this country control the borders.? Illegal immigration must be stopped.? Are any of the presidential candidates including the Presidentstressing this?? If so, I’ve not heard it yet.?? Why discuss birth control when thousands are entering this country illegally every day?? Freakin’ bozos!

  4. ricbee
    ricbee says:

    Sarkozy is no fool,he know his fellow frogs have had enough of welfare seeking Muslims. We have that stupid “family” deal-birth records are so easily phonied overseas that some people seem to have 27 brothers & sisters.

  5. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Who would have ever thought a courageous leader would come from France? Ha, I admit it I am a bigot!

  6. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    Lynne: Who would have ever thought a courageous leader would come from France? ”
    Here’s a clue…Sarkozy is running for re-election and the voting’s in?April.? Before he made “anti-Eu” and anti-immigrant statements he was losing in the polls, then he surged to barely ahead.? Actually, he’s such a huge hypocrite.? He’s been behind promoting and holding everything Euro together – Merkel’s been far more cautious.? Remember how he gave P.M. Cameron the cold shoulder for him not wanting Belgium (EU central) to control British finances??

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