Monday, December 15, 2014

Immigration in France

Le Monde publishes the hard facts about immigration in France in advance of François Hollande's speech on the subject today. The numbers are interesting even to one aware that the hysteria that often surrounds the subject has no basis in reality. For example, in 30 years, the percentage of immigrants in the population has risen from 7.2 to just 8.4. Hardly a "flood" or a "deliberate and strategic replacement of the native population." And France is not more affected by immigration than other, comparable countries: Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK all receive more immigrants annually.

2 comments:

Siegfried said...

One may argue that some people with French ID don't consider themselves as French, as the children of some immigrants born in France, for instance...

Law and Society. Independent Research said...

Immigration at the end is not new- the world as we see it can see as new for our life time but every zone or country we have now was called different and fulfilled by different people- there many communities and languages which died through history and we have no trace of that- so some 'histerya' should be replaced by 'historia'-