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[from Immigration Watch]
New French President Nicolas Sarkozy made immigration a central issue of his campaign. Now, his new minister for immigration and national identity says its time to start paying immigrants to leave the country. France is home to over 5 million immigrants — and the new conservative-led government doesn’t plan on making things any more comfortable for them. While the new regime in Paris is determined to curb illegal immigration, it is also looking to encourage legal migrants to reconsider their decision to stay in France — by paying them to go back home.
New immigration minister, Brice Hortefeux, confirmed on Wednesday that the government is planning to offer incentives to more immigrants to return home voluntarily. “We must increase this measure to help voluntary return. I am very clearly committed to doing that,” Hortefeux said in an interview with RFI radio. Under the scheme, Paris will provide each family with a nest egg of €6,000 ($8,000) for when they go back to their country of origin. A similar scheme, which was introduced in 2005 and 2006, was taken up by around 3,000 families.
I predicted that Nicholas Sarkozy would win the French election based on what I perceived to be a growing discontent among the "indigenous" population with their new, radical Muslim neighbors. That prediction was really too easy.
I have also pointed out that this discontent is growing in other European countries and that we could expect to see actions to "correct" this situation... anti-Muslim actions; another "easy prediction." What is quoted above is the "1st volley" of these actions. Expect to see similar programs in other countries as the implacable clash of cultures creates a dangerous political environment.
The "civilized" incentives to leave come first.