With days to go until 67 million French men and women head to the polls to elect a new president, France’s globalist political establishment, together with EU bureaucrats, are pulling out all the stops to demoralize the nation’s right-wing voters, with the immigration chief vowing block Marine Le Pen’s pro-French immigration policies in the event she’s elected.
Didier Leschi, the head of the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII), declared on Tuesday that, if voters choose Ms. Le Pen to lead the country in Sunday’s runoff election, he will work to block the president’s efforts to limit immigration, increase repatriations, and reduce social welfare benefits to non-contributing foreigners, Le Monde reports.
If the people of France elect Ms. Le Pen to serve as the country’s chief executive, “I will not collaborate,” Leschi said, falsely claiming that the Rassemblement National leader is “at odds with [France’s] republican traditions.”
“The public debate has never given so much attention to ideas and programs that challenge our republican values, defense of democracy, freedom, equality, and fraternity,” claimed the public servant, calling on French citizens to cast their votes for the incumbent, pro-mass migration, anti-working class candidate instead.
Once again, referring to the prospect of a Le Pen victory on Sunday, Leschi insisted that the “roadblock” would not prevent the OFII from “bringing its ideas into the public debate,” adding that the office would “continue to fight to defend policies of asylum and immigration open, generous, true to our convictions.”
The immigration chief’s words come as part of a much wider and more concerted effort—by the French political establishment and the anti-sovereignists in the European Union—to demoralize and discourage France’s National Right from casting their ballots for Ms. Le Pen this Sunday.
Days ago, in a blatant effort to tar Ms. Le Pen and give incumbent candidate Macron a final boost, bureaucrats in the European Union leveled fraud accusations against the RN leader, claiming that she and top RN officials had embezzled some 600,000 euros in public funds, The European Conservative reported.
Robert Semonsen is a political journalist based in Central Europe. His work has been featured in various English-language news outlets in Europe and the Americas. He has an educational background in biological and medical science. His Twitter handle is @R_Semonsen.