Macron: “If you are not in danger, you should go back to your country”
French President Emmanuel Macron has been surprisingly critical of his nation’s migration issues—and is not afraid to speak his mind on taboo subjects.
For example, when asked why Africa was poor he responded that the continent is held back by “civilizational problems” that cannot be easily remedied with foreign aid or economic development. Likewise, Macron vowed to deport France’s massive migrant population, and prevent more asylum seekers from entering the country—quite the opposite of what’s happening in neighboring Germany.
Last week Macron added to his list of politically incorrect faux pas by telling a Moroccan asylum seeker that she should go back to Morocco:
The woman approached President Emmanuel Macron on the street and asked him for help acquiring French citizenship papers, according to Morocco World News.
Macron acknowledged the woman’s situation, but replied that France cannot realistically help everyone who asks, nor is the nation obligated to do so. Likewise, France must put its own people first:
In France, we will protect all people who are in the asylum [system] and who are not safe in their country. But we can not accommodate everyone who comes with working or student visas and who stay after. To be completely frank, you have to go back to your country. . .
If you are not in danger, you should go back to your country. You are not in danger in Morocco. I cannot give French papers to everyone who doesn’t have them. How would I deal with the people who are already here and can’t find a job?
Although some may think Macron was needlessly harsh, he is strictly correct. France is fast becoming an economic basket-case, plagued with high debt and low growth. In fact, France’s debt-to-GDP ratio is among the highest in the Western world.
Immigration only makes these problems worse, since immigrants consume far more in government subsidies than they pay in taxes. This is not speculation, but is an objective fact which has been corroborated by a number of studies from the US, UK, Canada, and Denmark.