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    Macron Talks Immigration Quotas

    Emmanuel Macron wants to “take back control” of immigration in France. At first glance, his government’s forthright language — and its aspirations for a system of numerical “quotas” similar to Canada’s or Australia’s — sounds a lot like the populist clarion call that won Nigel Farage the Brexit referendum.

    There are differences, of course. This is about migration from outside the European Union, whereas Farage and his fellow Brexiters were angry about the U.K.’s lack of control over migrant numbers from eastern Europe. And Macron would no doubt say that he just wants the right level of immigration to meet the needs of the French economy. But he appears to have one eye too on trying to neutralize his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen, who’s tied with Macron in the polls. It’s a political ploy that risks backfiring.


    As with the rest of the western world, France certainly needs immigration. By 2050 it will have about 9 million more over-65s than it did in 2013. Somebody will have to do the work to pay for that ageing population. Even in an economy where more than 2.5 million people are unemployed, there are jobs that go unfilled because of a shortage of skills or lack of interest from locals.

    At the same time as talking tough, the Macron administration wants to double the number of foreign students to about 500,000 by 2027, remove the bureaucratic blocks to getting visas and attract engineering talent from China, India and the U.S. via flexible “tech visas.”


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    France needs immigrants, in spite of taking in millions of Africans and Arabs. So now they look to China and India to supply immigrants who will actually contribute something worthwhile to French society. Uh....Le Pen was saying this 3 years ago.

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    Re: Macron Talks Immigration Quotas

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    France needs immigrants, in spite of taking in millions of Africans and Arabs. So now they look to China and India to supply immigrants who will actually contribute something worthwhile to French society. Uh....Le Pen was saying this 3 years ago.
    I was absolutely positive you'd be a Le Pen fan.
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    Re: Macron Talks Immigration Quotas

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    France needs immigrants, in spite of taking in millions of Africans and Arabs. So now they look to China and India to supply immigrants who will actually contribute something worthwhile to French society. Uh....Le Pen was saying this 3 years ago.


    Le Pen is on record that immigration threatens French values and should be halted. What evidence do you have that Le Pen supports immigration from China and India? Besides, immigration to France is waning. Maybe that's why Macron can tout his policy of slowing immigration (because it's slowing anyway).

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    Re: Macron Talks Immigration Quotas

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    France needs immigrants, in spite of taking in millions of Africans and Arabs. So now they look to China and India to supply immigrants who will actually contribute something worthwhile to French society. Uh....Le Pen was saying this 3 years ago.
    Just to help the discussion, can you point out where he specifically looks to China and India or where he makes any reference to the comment "in spite of taking in millions of Africans and Arabs?"

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    Re: Macron Talks Immigration Quotas

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    France needs immigrants, in spite of taking in millions of Africans and Arabs. So now they look to China and India to supply immigrants who will actually contribute something worthwhile to French society. Uh....Le Pen was saying this 3 years ago.


    Maybe France can do something to encourage the French to be more fecund.

    I once read that Russia was offering financial incentives to Russians who would do their duty for the motherland.

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    Re: Macron Talks Immigration Quotas

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    I once read that Russia was offering financial incentives to Russians who would do their duty for the motherland.
    Duties such as murder on foreign soil, espionage, counter espionage, cyber attacks, international election rigging, doping, downing planes.......

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    Re: Macron Talks Immigration Quotas

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    France needs immigrants, in spite of taking in millions of Africans and Arabs. So now they look to China and India to supply immigrants who will actually contribute something worthwhile to French society. Uh....Le Pen was saying this 3 years ago.
    Le Pen is putler´s own prostitute, France´d take Mexicans, and other Latinos but first integrate those who live in France already . it just does not work today
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