Referendum, quotas, jus soli… LR reveals its immigration bill
They are on the move and intend to use their power – and of the 61 deputies from their camp in the National embly – to get their text across.…
They are on the move and intend to use their power – and of the 61 deputies from their camp in the National embly – to get their text across. The three leaders of the Republicans, Éric Ciotti, at the head of LR, Olivier Marleix, president of the group in the National embly, and Bruno Retailleau, his counterpart in the Senate, present in the Sunday newspaper to be published this Sunday their text on immigration. “We want to put an end to an uncontrolled situation”, ures Éric Ciotti.
Besides an amendment to the Constitution in order to “allow the holding of a referendum on French migration policy”, contained in a first bill, LR lays down its principles and rules on the subject in a second. “The French are expecting an energetic takeover of immigration. The government tells us that it wants a text? Well, we offer him two! For us, it’s that or nothing, ”says Olivier Marleix in the JDD.
Facilitate the expulsion of foreigners
The Republicans propose the vote each year in Parliament of a law fixing the number of foreigners admitted to France for each reason. Added to this is a tightening of the process of obtaining residence permits and conditions for family reunification. State medical aid would be reformed to be less generous, while foreigners could only have access to social protection and allowances after five years of residence in France.
Beyond the conditions of stay in France, LR also wants to facilitate the expulsion of foreigners, in particular for those sentenced to sentences of at least one year in prison. The bill also incorporates a “presumption of majority” when an unaccompanied minor refuses a bone test (which would make it possible to see whether the foreigner is a minor or an adult, which differentiates its support). Juris soli would also not be “granted” to a child if his foreign parents were in an irregular situation at the time of his birth, while it would simply be “removed” in Mayotte.
It remains to be seen what the government, which is counting on LR to p a text on immigration, will say. First of all postponedElisabeth Borne finally announced “consultations” to present a text “in July”. “We will file the texts together this week. Then, we can put them on the agenda, in particular for the Senate, in the fall, for the ordinary text, ”explains Bruno Retailleau in the JDD, seeming to want to do without these consultations.