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America could Learn from France on Illegal Immigration

Posted by Joshua Price on September 23, 2007

I never thought I would say that France does something better than we do here in America, especially in terms of national security, but the French are making us look incompetent in our inability–or more accurately–our unwillingness to deport illegal aliens.

New French President Nicolas Sarkozy made a campaign promise to step up efforts to deport France’s 200,000-400,000 estimated illegal alien population. He set a goal of deporting 25,000 by the end of the year. According to an article in today’s The Washington Times “with three months left in the year, police have caught at least 11,800 illegal aliens, less than half the target, so Mr. Sarkozy has ordered officials to pick up the pace.”

The article continues:

His government is fast-tracking tighter immigration legislation. Parliament’s lower house Thursday approved a bill that would allow consular officers to request DNA samples from immigrants trying to join relatives in France. Even some Cabinet ministers dislike the measure, which critics say betrays France’s humanitarian values.

Even though Sarkozy is off pace to meet his goal, he has still accomplished a lot seeing as how he only took office in May and have been able to deport 11,800 since.

This should, but won’t, shut the liberals, globalists and internationalists up who say that it’s impossible to deport the estimated 12-20 million illegals here in America. I realize that France has a smaller population, but they are proving that if you make it a priority and allocate the necessary resources, it can be accomplished.

The bottom line is the corporations don’t want it because of the cheap labor, politicians don’t want it because of the potential votes, and liberals don’t want it because it makes them feel good about themselves for standing up for a perceived human rights issue.

People need to wake up and recognize that this is an invasion by any standard or measure.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070923/FOREIGN/109230051/1001

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