Saturday, May 26, 2007

France Paying Immigrants to leave

From Spiegel Online:

...Under the scheme, Paris will provide each family with a nest egg of €6,000 ($8,000) for when they go back to their country of origin. A similar scheme, which was introduced in 2005 and 2006, was taken up by around 3,000 families.

"To be integrated, you need language skills and a professional activity," he told RFI, and said he is considering introducing a language test to prospective immigrants....

I dare say that some of the reasoning by the French in this article would be labeled as racist here in the states. Sadly, our penchant for name calling muddies any hope of a reasonable and fair outcome. Le sigh.

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