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“The Gare du Nord no longer has much to do with France”


FIGAROVOX / TRIBUNE - A man under the influence of an OQTF injured several passers-by with stabbing this Wednesday, January 11 at Gare du Nord, in Paris. For the essayist and jurist Amine Elbahi, this place is plagued by violence and reflects the image of a country challenged by uncontrolled immigration.

Amine Elbahi is a jurist in public law, lecturer in law at the University of Lille, and author of the book

Je ne me tairai pas!


Robert Laffont 2022).

Six of our compatriots were cowardly attacked on the forecourt of Gare du Nord.

Collectively, we must have a thought for the victims and witnesses of the facts that have been significantly hit.

We know they are upset.

All were taken care of by our police, rescuers and caregivers who, once again, showed exceptional mobilization.

The chilling images of this attack were briefly broadcast on social networks.

We must salute the lucidity and courage of a policeman who used his administrative weapon when he had just left his service to go home, to find his family and children.

This is an opportunity to prove to Jean-Luc Mélenchon and his supporters that if the state had disarmed the police,

The assailant was a Libyan national, known to the police and justice services, and having been the subject of an obligation to leave French territory (OQTF), not executed like nearly 90% of OQTFs in our country .

The public prosecutor of Paris Laure Beccuau immediately specified that the precise identification of the assailant, made it possible to note the recording under several identities in the automated file of fingerprints, fed by his declarations during previous procedures of which he has already been subject.

What is not said to the French is that the management of expulsions is not only a question of internal security.

This is first and foremost about our sovereignty.

And yet,

Today's immigration is in no way comparable to yesterday's economic and labor immigration.

Amine Elbahi

Moreover, the assailant of the Gare du Nord could not be deported to Libya because of the instability that reigns there.

The French authorities do not maintain a diplomatic exchange channel for the identification of Libyan nationals.

In other words, the assailant knew that he could never be expelled, in the absence of relations with his country.

It is a 100% losing administrative showdown for France.

To demand expulsion while knowing it to be ineffective is absolute opportunism.

The government can and must demand a policy of reciprocity by granting no visas to foreign countries which do not take back their illegal immigrants.

We must tell the truth to the French: the Gare du Nord is no longer France.

It is undermined by the explosion of violence and reflects the image of a country challenged by uncontrolled immigration.

To refuse to admit the existential link between today's uncontrolled immigration and the explosion of violence is denial.

I don't feel like I'm offending the history of my immigrant parents and grandparents by speaking out against immigration today.

Today's immigration is in no way comparable to yesterday's economic and labor immigration.

Immigrant families from the suburbs of Paris, those who take the REB B and D every day and, more broadly, France who get up early and who now

may be afraid of risking his life to go to work, to go to Paris, to accompany his children to school.

It is beyond the republican cohesion of our society which is in danger, in a particularly marked social context.

The role of the government must first and foremost once again become that of protecting France and the French people.

Amine Elbahi

The aggressor is known and to warn of the imminence of his action, he must be stopped.

Unlike the public space, the international zones represented by the Parisian airports and train stations make it possible to ensure the preventive identity check of any individual likely to represent a disturbance to public order, without the intervention of the public authorities. judicial authority.

The faces are not unfamiliar.

These are very often the same profiles: illegal nationals, street vendors, squatters, unaccompanied minors... It will be necessary to give hope to our police officers, tired of seeing the fruit of their efforts annihilated by unexecuted administrative decisions.

A first step was taken in November 2022, the National Assembly voted

The role of the government must first and foremost once again become that of protecting France and the French people.

Act rather than react.

Listen rather than hear.

Findings without action only fuel the feeling of failure and, worst of all, of giving up.

The threat to the security of our fellow citizens that the assailant could represent should allow the State to place him under house arrest, if only temporarily insofar as the execution of his expulsion is made impossible by his country of origin. 'origin.

The law already allows this when a foreigner is likely to pose a serious threat to public order.

It takes political will to act strongly.

The will to reoccupy the republican space.

The ball of major ministerial declarations becomes unbearable in the same way as the inaudible media condemnations, never followed by effects.

They have become opportunistic political speeches where the effects of announcements only hide the non-execution of the decisions of the State and, worst of all, the fear and the resignation of those who lead us.

The Gare du Nord is also the first reception point for the Thalys and the Eurostar.

The government must choose: to make France shine or to accept humiliation in front of Europe.


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Source: lefigaro

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