The right-wing presidential candidate considers that the controlling migratory flows is a “major societal challenge”.
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All right. Valérie Pécresse (Libres !, ex-LR) presented, Tuesday, October 5, a constitutional revision project aiming, if she is elected in 2022, to “stop uncontrolled immigration”. The right-wing presidential candidate proposes twelve principles for “stop suffering, and regain control of our destiny and the sovereignty of our borders”. It considers that the control of migratory flows is a “major societal challenge”.
Lashing out “uncontrolled immigration over which the government has failed and no longer controls anything”, the candidate notably proposes the establishment of maximum annual immigration ceilings voted by Parliament each year and distributed according to geographic areas and states of origin. The president of the Ile-de-France region also proposes to subject the issuance of residence permits to three conditions “very strict” : own “sufficient resources” (enhanced “by 25%”), “master the French language” and “respect secularism and the values of the Republic”.
Valérie Pécresse also does not wish to pay non-contributory social benefits (social allowances, housing assistance, etc.) “that after five years of regular stay in France”. “We should not come to France for benefits, but to find a job and integrate”, she pleaded. Finally, the right-wing candidate wants to insert, after the last paragraph of article 2 of the Constitution: “The Republic limits the number of foreign nationals authorized to stay in France.”