Saturday, 26 May 2007

France tries the Steve Sailer solution

It seems the new Sarkozy government in France is about to try the Steve Sailer approach to the problem of unsuitable immigration – pay them to leave. The following from Der Speigel:

New [French] immigration minister, Brice Hortefeux, confirmed on Wednesday that the government is planning to offer incentives to more immigrants to return home voluntarily. "We must increase this measure to help voluntary return. I am very clearly committed to doing that," Hortefeux said in an interview with RFI radio.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.Hortefeux, who heads up the new "super-ministery" of immigration, integration, national identity and co-development, said he wants to pursue a "firm but humane" immigration policy.The new ministry was a central pledge in Nicolas Sarkozy's election campaign, who had warned that France was exasperated by "uncontrolled immigration."

If 3,000 families could be induced to go for €6,000, think how many unsuitable immigrants would jump at an offer of say €20,000? Coupled with the strict application of the Dublin II Convention it could save Ireland from the fate of England, Holland, Sweden and so much of the rest of Europe. If my maths are correct, this would cost Ireland about €800 million. Not trivial, but set against the cost in accommodation, crime, special schooling and the intangible cost of future societal disintegration, cheap at the price.

What if they tried to return? Lock 'em in a room and make them listen to Mariah Carey for two weeks non-stop. I know our Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishments, but this is becoming a serious problem.


Anonymous said...

So you'd pay all the Indian doctors, Philipino nurses and Polish building workers to leave, would you?

What a prat!

Anonymous said...

We pay all our immigrants to go and we'd be fucked. Surely even you know that?

Anonymous said...

To SS and Josh:

Looking at the example of Britain:
Second generation Indians (Hindus and Sikhs) tend to have above average incomes - i.e. they add to the economy. So the problem of non-integrating ethnic communities draining the welfare state lies elsewhere (we all know where it lies).
Secondly, highly skilled well paid immigrants (doctors and nurses) aren't likely to be fobbed off with €6000 - i.e. this is a good thing.
Thirdly, there is no significant cultural problem with the Poles - we couldn't pay them to leave (E.U. rules), and wouldn't need to anyway.
Fourthly, the economy is about to tank now that the housing bubble has peaked. We will soon be a source of emigration and don't need additional migrants.

SAVANT said...

I entirely agree, Anonymous, on all counts. A consistent theme of mine is that 'immigrants' and 'immigration' are always used collectively with no internal shading. Fact is, some immigrants are great for the cuntry, others are a disaster. But we can't talk about that!

Anonymous said...

I see we are wasting €650 million we do not have on aid to the parasite, er, I mean the continent of Africa which is so effing big the lower 48, Europe and India could fit in it.

If these people cannot make a go of something that size there must be something seriously wrong them.

Which there is.