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Poll: French voters massively reject Macron’s immigration policy

According to a survey, 73 percent of French people say they have a bad opinion of the government's immigration policy.

Published: November 8, 2019, 8:20 am


    The Odoxa-Dentsu Consulting Institute consulted the French to find out if the government was convincing when it says it wants to “regain control” of “migration policy”. The survey commissioned by Le Figaro and FranceInfo highlighted the French people’s bad opinion of the government’s immigration policy.

    The executive has not convinced the majority of any category of the population on this subject, in whatever age group, occupation or place of life of the respondents. Only supporters of La Republique en marche (LREM), the party of Emmanuel Macron, are in agreement with the migration policy with 68 percent. They are mostly former champagne Socialist Party voters.

    In the lefist Insubordinate France (LFI), the rate of discontent reached 81 percent. And 60 percent of supporters of the PS are dissatisfied. A percentage that goes up to 68 percent among ecologists (EELV).

    On the right, the disaffected represent 85 percent of the Republicans (LR) and 89 percent of the supporters of the National Rally (RN). This unanimity is nevertheless based on “diametrically opposed reasons,” the pollsters of Odoxa noted. According to them, “no party is in phase with a majority of the French on immigration”.

    The 20 measures announced by the Prime Minister, Édouard philippe, go “in the right direction” respondents said however. Some 61 percent of those polled favor economic immigration quotas and 63 percent agree to tightened conditions allowing less illegal immigrants to access medical care, such as State Medical Aid (AME).

    The survey also showed that 66 percent of French people would support firmer criteria in granting family reunification.

    For the independent member of the Herault, the 20 measures announced by Philippe on Wednesday, November 6 are “symbolic” only.

    Interviewed by RTL on Thursday, November 7, Emmanuelle Ménard, an independent member of the Hérault and wife of the mayor of Béziers Robert Ménard, said that the 20 measures of the government “like the evacuation of the camp” of migrants in Paris this Thursday, are “only symbolic”.

    According to her, the adoption of economic immigration quotas “will only increase immigration to France […] Let’s start perhaps to make work more attractive, to help those who have been unemployed for a long time to find work rather than immediately say ‘we will bring people from outside'”.

    The MP who was elected with the support of the RN denounced the “absolute record of residence permits issued […] for new applications for asylum” since the beginning of the mandate of Emmanuel Macron.

    “The asylum applications have increased in France by more than 20 percent in 2018 while it is declining everywhere else in Europe. Why is it declining elsewhere and why is it increasing in France? It’s still weird! It may be necessary to ask the question of why this French ‘Eldorado’ is being promoted everywhere.”

    Emmanuelle Ménard is also in favor of a waiting period of three months before asylum seekers can have access to medical care.

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