Following statements where he claimed that it was his goal to have a deportation rate of 100%, French President Emmanuel Macron in 2021 managed to successfully expel a dismal 0.2% of illegal Algerian migrants with deportation orders, a minister announced earlier this week.
In the first half of 2021, less than 4% of illegal immigrants from Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco with deportation orders were successfully expelled by Macron’s liberal-globalist, pro-mass migration government, according to a report from the French broadcaster Europe 1, which cites government sources.
Specifically, of the 7,731 Algerians who had been handed obligations to leave the French territory (OQTFs) between January and July of 21, just 22 were actually removed from the country, representing a deportation rate of 0.2%.
Among Moroccans and Tunisians, the rates weren’t much better. Only 80 of the 3,301 Moroccans who had received OQTFs during the first half of the year were deported. At 4%, the deportation rate of Tunisians was the highest of the three Maghreb countries, with the state successfully executing 131 of the 9,424 OQTFs that had been issued between in the same time period.
In light of the dismal figures, which at least in part are due the refusal of Moroccan, Tunisian, and Algerian governments to take back their nationals who are in an ‘irregular situation,’ French Minister of Public Action and Accounts Gabriel Attal announced on Tuesday that France would be substantially reducing the number of visas granted to nationals from these countries.
In his announcement, the French minister said that the number of visas issued to Algerian and Moroccan nationals would be slashed in half, while for Tunisians the number of visas issued would be reduced by 30%.
“It’s a drastic decision, it’s an unprecedented decision, but it’s a decision made necessary by the fact that these countries do not agree to take back nationals that we do not want and cannot keep in France,” a spokesperson for the government confirmed.
“We first went through diplomatic work because we have to go to the end of the discussion and the dialogue. Now the decision has been taken and it will be implemented in a few weeks. And what the we hope is that this will push the countries concerned to change their policy and agree to issue these consular passes,” the government spokesperson explained.
The decision comes as the French population reels from the barbaric rape and murder of Lola, a 12-year-old schoolgirl, carried out by an Algerian migrant who authorities failed to expel after issuing having issued her deportation orders, as The European Conservative previously reported.