Responses to immigration must be built in a "European" framework, from which the Republicans seem to want to free themselves in their proposals on this theme, said Sunday Elisabeth Borne. "When you are a party of government, which has participated in the European construction, if you think that there are things to change, you do not put yourself on the sidelines of European rules, you act to move rules," said the prime minister in an interview with Radio J. "I am profoundly European, And I think that's where we need to build the right responses," she added.
The right has suggested to the government two very firm bills on immigration, to engage in a showdown with the executive which has launched consultations on this subject. The LR parliamentarians have already submitted a constitutional bill to the Assembly and the Senate. They notably provide for the possibility of a referendum on migration policy, the possibility of derogating from the primacy of the Treaties and European law, the reinstatement of the offence of illegal residence and the inclusion of "assimilation" in the Constitution.
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On immigration, "there are difficulties that the French may experience who expect effective responses rather than slogans, constitutional reforms," adds the Prime Minister who defends the idea of a project "balanced" between expulsions and integration. "I asked Gérald Darmanin (...) to conduct consultations on the basis of proposals that may have been made by the government," she recalled, referring to "effective measures" and saying she was ready to discuss "with other parliamentary groups that share the concern and desire to improve the situation on these migration issues."