After the unveiling of two bills last weekend by Les Républicains, the question of immigration policies is once again in the spotlight in France. Hardening of the reception of foreigners, contested European rules: the tone is hardening on the right and the debates promise to be heated. But what is the reality of immigration in France?
Manon Mella receives Francois Heransociologist and demographer attached to the Migrations and Societies chair at the Collège de France and Christophe Gueugneaujournalist at Mediapart.
Towards the Danish model?
It is in the columns of the Journal du Dimanche that the boss of the Republicans, Eric Ciotti has detailed the two bills to toughen the conditions of immigration in France. “Regain control”, fight against “massive” immigration: The Republicans defend an intransigent policy inspired by the Danish model.
Indeed, on a visit to Copenhagen, Eric Ciotti praised the “pragmatism” of the Social Democratic government and wishes to draw inspiration from the strict and dissuasive policies implemented in Denmark. So, to what extent is the application of these provisions to the French context possible? What questions does this right-wing ambition raise?
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