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  • January 3, 2013

    France cuts immigrants welfare by 83%

    EU TIMES

    It seems that migration policies of a leading country in Europe, France, are seriously changing. The country is no longer able to hold back the crowd of migrants, many of whom do not want to integrate into the social and economic life of their new home country. The upcoming radical changes for migrants were announced by French Interior Minister Manuel Valls.

    After a meeting on the National Immigration and Integration, French Interior Minister Manuel Valls announced significant changes in the country’s migration policy. The government will reduce financial assistance to immigrants, and this reduction will be substantial. Starting March 1 of next year, French immigrant benefits will be reduced by 83 percent. The amount of compensation to immigrants who voluntarily want to return home will be also reduced. If earlier the government paid 300 euros for every adult and 100 euros for every minor, in March of 2013 these amounts will be reduced to 50 and 30 euros, respectively.


    One of the main provisions of the new immigration rules in France is the reduction of unemployment benefits. New rules will directly affect many of the immigrants who do not want to be of real assistance to the country and whose main goal is the existence at the expense of French taxpayers. Now immigrants who are EU citizens receive an allowance of 2,000 euros per adult and 1,000 euros per child.

    Under the new policy, according to Valls, the payments will be reduced to 500 and 200 euros, respectively. Manuel Valls said that the previous immigration policy did not lead to the desired effect, and the existing outreach programs for immigrants do not work as they were expected to, therefore, the rules must be changed. If this is not done, the costs for the maintenance of migrants now paid by the French Treasury will continue to devastate the economy of France that is already suffering from the crisis caused by international factors.

    Earlier this year, during the election campaign in France, Nicolas Sarkozy, the then President, strongly advocated for the changes in migration policies in France. He stated that the delays could adversely affect the entire domestic policy of France. Francois Hollande, the current President of France and at that time the main opponent of Sarkozy, spoke on the subject more softly, avoiding naming any specific measures. Does this mean that life itself supports the statements of the eccentric ex-president of France?
    According to the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies, in the second half of 2010, France was home to over five million migrant workers, or about 8 percent of the total population. The largest number of migrants arriving in France, according to the data for 2007, was from Algeria, Morocco and Portugal. In 2011, French citizenship was granted to 66,000 people. It is getting increasingly more difficult for the government to provide financial assistance to migrants, given that many of them do not work or study. In fact, this is not surprising given the amount of aid that the government was ready to provide to its new citizens.

    With a growing number of migrants, mainly from Muslim countries, France is experiencing many internal problems. They include rising unemployment and crime, and increasingly greater sums of money from the state treasury spent on support of migrants and their families, which has a detrimental effect on the economy. Finally, France is simply awash with the migrant population with an alien ideology, reluctant to accept European values ??and often hostile.

    Sooner or later, the government had to take measures. It seems that the time has come. On the wave of changes in French policy towards migrants, in 2007 Nicolas Sarkozy won presidential elections. Since his arrival to power, the government began to pursue a policy of the so-called selective migration, whose aim was to attract to France mainly skilled personnel. Under Sarkozy a quota system was introduced in the country that determined the number of required workers. In March of 2012, during the presidential campaign, Nicolas Sarkozy reiterated the importance of addressing domestic problems of migrants. Sarkozy, a son of an immigrant from Hungary, suggested cutting the amount of social assistance provided to migrants and reducing the number of issued residence permits by 50%. In addition, he threatened that France would leave the Schengen Treaty in order to prevent infiltration of unwanted migrants into the country.

    Francois Hollande, the current president of France, was not that radical in his vision of the issues associated with migrants. He was not ready to control all categories of migrants, but in March of 2012 called for limiting migration for economic reasons. It looks like it is the economic conditions that are forcing the French authorities to toughen the policy towards migrants. This is indicated, in particular, by the disappointing data in the Global Competitiveness Report on the state of competitiveness of France, which the government discussed in November. According to the report, the competitiveness of the French industry is falling. In 2000, the share of industry in the economy of the country accounted for 18 percent, and now – 12.5 percent as companies are going bankrupt. In part, it is due to the heavy burden of social security contributions that businesses are required to make. French business payroll taxes are among the highest in the world at approximately 50 percent. It could not have been different because the country had to feed a large number of migrants.

    In March of 2012 Sarkozy suggested reducing the number of migrants from 180 thousand to 100 thousand. A significant decrease in the number of migrants could be expected in five years. It seems that the government of Hollande has adopted such measures and is moving towards action.

    A significant decrease in the amounts allocated for subsidies for migrants might be somewhat effective. The treasury will have more resources that can be allocated to job creation and overall economic recovery. There is a likelihood that the reduction in benefits will be an incentive for some workers to step up their job search.

    There is another side to the coin. Many migrants, especially those from Arab countries-former colonies of France, are used to living on government subsidies. They have been doing it for years, and have been teaching their children this model of social behavior. According to the National Institute of Statistical Studies, children from immigrant families tend to be weaker students than their peers who are not immigrants. This is especially true for migrants from Turkey. In the labor market, only 14 percent of children of immigrants attain high social positions.

    Reduction of benefits would hurt many migrant families. Will this provoke antisocial behavior where migrants would outpour their anger in the streets of French cities, destroying everything around them? Will the migrant riots of 2007 be repeated? There is an obvious need in new approaches towards migration policy. However, in their implementation the government should take into account various possible consequences. Only a balanced approach will lead to positive results.

    Posted by Ted Belman @ 3:10 pm | 38 Comments »
  • 38 Comments to France cuts immigrants welfare by 83%

    1. Shy Guy says:

      France is still offering free winter heating.

    2. Canadian Otter says:

      My comment was zapped by Spam Filter

    3. Laura says:

      Reduction of benefits would hurt many migrant families. Will this provoke antisocial behavior where migrants would outpour their anger in the streets of French cities, destroying everything around them? Will the migrant riots of 2007 be repeated? There is an obvious need in new approaches towards migration policy. However, in their implementation the government should take into account various possible consequences. Only a balanced approach will lead to positive results.

      Typical liberal claptrap excusing savagery on the lack of government benefits. Here’s a concept, how about the immigrants being self-supportive? Does it make sense to allow in immigrants who must be supported by the state? And if they engage in antisocial behavior, deport them.

    4. the phoenix says:

      Laura Said:

      Here’s a concept, how about the immigrants being self-supportive? Does it make sense to allow in immigrants who must be supported by the state?

      now laura you have spoken like a true islamophobe. such inflammatory comments only risk to be offending the sensitivity of the muslim segment of our population. why, they have contributed so much to our culture and advancement of our civilization and have been part of the fabric of society since its inception (even the annointed one has said so himself…thus, it must be true)

    5. Max says:

      This is not about Islamic Fascism, nor is it about immigrants, it is about French Fascism – the fascism of the French power elite.
      France, like America is enormously wealthy and has no money problems – and like America all the wealth is controlled and primarily in the hands of the power elite.

      What the power elite wants here is a class of citizens to do labour but they don’t want to give them the entitlements of regular citizenship IE work them when they are healthy for low wage but give no social supports of benefits or have them part of society.
      Thus they wish (like many Americans) to create a three tiered class citizenry – the masters class, privilege class and serf or slave class.
      All are not equal.
      This is nothing to do except inadvertently with Islamic Fascism.
      They need to either accept citizens or don’t.
      And deal with Islamic Fascism as Islamic Fascism.
      They don’t even recognize Islamic Fascism and moreover encourage it as a means of distraction so this law has nothing to do with Islamic Fascism.


      The profits of their policy go to the French Power Elite, not the French people.
      ..
      Now here , like the Nazi Party, the French Fascists (and American Fascist Power Elite) can use ethnic hatred to empower themselves. They thus manipulate the emotions of the ordinary people to benefit themselves – the power elite.
      —>
      Another interesting ramification of this is we can understand why both France and Britain encourage Islamic Immigration – it is to benefit the profit making corporations of the elite -the .01 percent of less of the people that own the money and established businesses.

      Those immigrants then are at war with the regular population and harass them but this is irrelevant to the power elite in terms of morality – they only look at their profits. In fact this internecine behaviour in the population helps the power elite as it obviously keeps the people at each other’s throats and keeps them from reforming the system.

      —>
      Obviously, the solution is to take the wealth from the power elite and redistribute it in the population to be used by the population for the population – this is true capitalism.
      Taking the wealth for the elite and giving it to a government elite is communism. In fact the French system is simply Stalinism, the same as the American System.

      It is not enough to take the wealth back which has been gotten and accumulated for 2-400 years by means of force and fascism, the nature of business must be changed so that individual initiative is still rewarded but fascism is not rewarded.

      As a start for all national and essential businesses the wealth and profits of the business needs to go back to the people of the country.

      The best way to do that would be to make the workers of every such enterprise as shareholders of the enterprise. Some system like this would transfer power form a small group (Stalinism) to a large group or the majority (capitalism).
      The communist System is to transfer the wealth to the Sate and a small group of dictators that control the state.
      This is why American elite exactly mirrors the structure of a Stalinist Elite – there is very little remaining that is democratic or capitalist about America.


      Blind unreasoning hate is blind and unreasoning. It turns the haters themselves into the manipulated and into victims.
      Hatred is best used with intelligence and awareness to understand what is the source of evil and how best to deal with it.

    6. Max says:

      # 5 comment in moderation.

    7. C.R. says:

      It would be better to stop all immigration which is not in Frances best interest–among those would be Arabs and Muslims!

      Whatever they do at this point–is too little too late–they have ruined their nation with cultural and economic Marxism–and they for the most will not undo these problems.

    8. Max says:

      @ C.R.:

      France is ruled by a economic power elite the same as America. That makes them Sta-linist fascists not Mar-xist fascists.
      The typical propaganda of American Fascists to denounce any threat of reform to their cru-shing economic power as ‘Marxist’ when the irony is they themselves are Marxists IE a tot-alitarian elite.
      Dem-ocratic capitalism necessitates a soc-ialistic base so that all can share in the profits of the nation. This is neither communism nor Marxism but in fact the only way to guarantee democracy and capitalism.
      ..
      The people who have enormous amounts of money for doing nothing are the elite. They must be made to share the wealth.
      ….
      ‘France’s Best Interest” – always define which ‘France’ or which se-ctor is meant – is it meant the ‘France” of the elite or the ‘France’ of the 99.9 percent?

      The France of the elite profits from the Arab and Muslim immigration by having a cheap labour source, so it IS in their best interests. The 99.9 percent of the country of any Western Nation are dis-empowered and count for nothing.

    9. C.R. says:

      @ Shy Guy:
      That’s not free–as these whores are living off of those who work!

    10. yamit82 says:

      @ C.R.:

      Nobody works in France.

    11. C.R. says:

      @ yamit82:
      Someone has to work–otherwise they wouldn’t have anything to dole out to the lazy whores–they can’t borrow it all.

    12. yamit82 says:

      @ C.R.:
      C.R. Said:

      Someone has to work–otherwise they wouldn’t have anything to dole out to the

      lazy whores–they can’t borrow it all.

      You mean like America does?

    13. Dr Honey Bee Ph.D says:

      @ yamit82:

      True that!!!!!!!!

    14. Dr Honey Bee Ph.D says:

      @ yamit82:

      Why work when it all goes to taxes.

    15. Dr Honey Bee Ph.D says:

      @ C.R.:

      Whores work.

    16. C.R. says:

      @ yamit82:
      Its much the same it the USA.

    17. C.R. says:

      @ Dr Honey Bee Ph.D:
      Some do–but not the lazy ones I was referring to.

    18. Soeren Quist says:

      @ the phoenix:Can you tell, in which way islam has contributed to the western culture. Can you name just ONE muslim writer, painter, actor, or other who has a name in the west. I do not know any at all.

      Best regards

    19. Max says:

      C.R. Said:

      @ Dr Honey Bee Ph.D:
      Some do–but not the lazy ones I was referring to.

      You must be referring to the power elite – the ones who own France and America , the .01 or .001 percent who live in luxury , have their minions do all the work make sure no one else gets any prosperity and these super rich lazy ones live in wealth and splendor.

      Just remember the super rich own 95 percent of the economy or more.What you all know as ‘the economy’ – taxes, wages expenses is only five percent of the wealth, it is the leftovers – the real economy goes on without you and far above your heads. Only a few of you are the support structure – ther rest are just flotsam and jetsam – disposable dross.

      The bottom line for the power elite is that if you are not making a profit for THEM, you have no use on this planet, you are thus an expense for them and they will do what they can for you to drop dead.

      I think whores are better paid than the average Joe and Jill citizen. A smart wore can retire early n luxury. Too bad we all can’t be whores.

      And yes, the elites borrow money, put it in their pockets and make the populations pay it back thus enslaving them – a win-win situation for the elite.

    20. Dr Honey Bee Ph.D says:

      @ C.R.

      Your knowleadge on the subject is interesting, do you have a Ph.D too.

    21. Dr. Honey Bee Ph.D says:

      @ C.R.:

      Are you say French whores are laying down on the job?

    22. Dr. Honey Bee Ph.D says:

      @ Soeren Quist:

      Are you Scandanavian? My mother’s people were Swedish immigrants.

    23. C.R. says:

      @ Dr. Honey Bee Ph.D:
      I wasn’t referring to prostitution–and if you thought I was–you are very ignorant.

      You are foolishly making light of something very serious–wise up!

    24. C.R. says:

      @ Max:

      The bottom line for the power elite is that if you are not making a profit for THEM, you have no use on this planet, you are thus an expense for them and they will do what they can for you to drop dead.

      This is basically true!

      One of the end goals of the power elite is feudal communism.

    25. C.R. says:

      @ Dr Honey Bee Ph.D:
      Clinical psychology.

    26. Dr. Honey Bee Ph.D says:

      @ C.R.:

      I have a Ph.D, hha ah ha too,just like you nannananana Me foolish!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    27. Dr. Honey Bee Ph.D says:

      @ C.R.:

      Is that your treatment or degree.

    28. Max says:

      Piece #1

      C.R. Said:

      This is bas-ically true!

      One of the en-d goals of the pow-er el-ite is fe-udal com-munism.

      That is prop-aganda generated ir-onically by the pow-er el-ite themselves. They use the govern-ment for themselves, they are af-raid anyone else will do the same thing and use the govern-ment for the people.
      They de-nounce this as ‘com-munism’ when in fact they have already est-ablished a fa-scist St-ate.

    29. Max says:

      piece # 2

      So-cial-ism is not com-munism, it is the fo-und-ation of cap-italism. Com-mun-ism is the owne-rship of wea-lth by a gov-ern-ment el-ite. It is the sam-e th-ing.

    30. Max says:

      piece # 3

      In America it is the owner-ship of wea-lth by a non ol-itical elite which in fact owns , and fin-ancially ba-cks both part-ies. It is just more ob-vious that the Re-publicans are the to-ol-s of the elite, but in fact the De-mocrats are just another vo-ice of that same el-ite.

    31. Max says:

      piece # 4

      Whatever the Re-publican or the Democrats want is the will of the elite. They do not opp-ose each other. The vo-ices of re-form are just that – voices , it is simply an ob-fus-cation , in fact no re-form ever takes place. The Republicans and Democrats worked together to stop themselves going over a ‘fis-cal cliff’ ie they prevented the American people from stop-ping their acc-elerating economic fascism.

      The end goal is what is already being ach-ieved – an ab-solutist to-talitarian state. With no economic freedom , political freedom is meaningless – the elite own the media, the politicians and thus in effect they own your mi-nds.

      They make you afraid that other people will get the mon-ey and wea-lth that you are not getting. You are not getting enough and you are not getting a fair sh-are because they are keeping it from you and from everyone else.

      It is not the people you have to f-ear, it is the fascist el-ite. The more you sup-port them and their fa-ke ‘capitalism’ which is in fact ec-onomic fas-cism, the more you will do-om yourself.

      F-ear, gr-eed, a feeling of en-titlement, a feeling of being ch-eated and eth-nic hat-red breeds fa-scists, The les-son of WW-II is not that the Naz-is and To-jos exis-ted but what it is that crea-ted them.

      The idea of shar-ing the weal-th is not your en-emy, – the en-emy is just the opp-osite. there is wea-lth be-yond dr-eams and pros-perity beyond dr-eams that can exist – the mis-sion of the pow-er el-ite is to make sure pro-sperity never happens for the mas-ses – because im-poverishing the mas-ses makes them the priv-ileged own-ers of the hu-man ra-ce.

    32. Max says:

      post 31 in moderation.
      I had to post in pieces putting in hyphens because it kept disappearing into thin air.

    33. Max says:

      heh – nothing is impossible to the determined mind.

      (It’s not my fault)

    34. yamit82 says:

      @ Soeren Quist:


      Naguib Mahfouz
      :P

    35. Dr Honey Bee Ph.D says:

      @ yamit82

      Translate

    36. the phoenix says:

      Soeren Quist Said:

      @ the phoenix:Can you tell, in which way islam has contributed to the western culture. Can you name just ONE muslim writer, painter, actor, or other who has a name in the west. I do not know any at all.

      Best regards

      Dear soeren,
      Yamit has provided with THE ONE contribution of Islam…
      If you read any of my posts, you would have realized that that was a tongue in cheek comment oozing with sarcasm….
      Cheers!

    37. Charles Nielsen says:

      Muslimer er intet vær. De vil kun nasse, og så kan de kun skyde med sten og tænde ild.

      Løsningen er rigtig. :)

    38. Honey Bee says:

      @ Charles Nielsen:

      My mother’s people were Swedish immigrants, are you Norwiegen or Swedish.

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