The interim president of the Republicans Annie Genevard warned on November 25 that the deputies of her party were “not at all ready to compromise” on the immigration bill that the government intends to present in early 2023.
“If there is a text on which we are not ready to compromise, it is this one. We will be very demanding,” said Annie Genevard, interim president of the Republicans (LR), to AFP, pretending to wonder: “Why do all countries have ever more restrictive legislation? ?”
The deputy for Doubs was particularly concerned about the government’s desire to create a “job in tension” residence permit because, according to her, “all jobs are in tension today”. “We are dealing with a massive regularization operation,” she said.
“I hear that business leaders need manpower, but after the problems, the requests for housing, for services, we can’t do it anymore, we can’t integrate anymore”, and ” we cannot have a single economic and accounting point of view on these issues,” she said.
“We have lost our sovereignty,” says Anne Genevard
In mid-September, during a speech before the prefects, Emmanuel Macron announced that an asylum and immigration bill would be tabled “from the beginning of 2023”. Since then, the thwarted expulsion of the Moroccan imam Hassan Iquioussen, the episode ofocean viking or even the murder of the young Lola, came to feed the accusations of the right-wing and far-right opposition who believe that the management of immigration escapes the State.
Result, the bill should be accompanied by a turn of the screw on evictions. “We will have to see”, however, believes Annie Genevard, because “if we do not have strong measures, the situation is out of control”. “We have lost our sovereignty”, she added, deploring that “European courts are beating French judges”.
While Les Républicains must elect their next president at the beginning of December, Annie Genevard estimated that “the main challenge” of the party would be to “ensure that the right-wing people – who, we are told, are the majority in the country – identify LR as being the expression of his political choice”.
While the three candidates – Eric Ciotti, Bruno Retailleau and Aurélien Pradié – promise renovation or rupture, Annie Genevard estimated that “there are signals to be given of a change”, in particular “in the internal functioning”. “But the name change will not be enough to renovate and rebuild the party,” she assured, while Bruno Retailleau believes that “the brand is dead”.
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