France to expel 35,000 illegal migrants

12 Jan 2012
Source: 
China Daily

‘China Daily’ reports that French Interior Minister Claude Gueant unveiled a government plan aimed at sending home 35,000 illegal migrants this year. According to figures, 11.5 million immigrants, or children of immigrants live in France, representing 19 percent of the country’s 65 million population and nearly 180,000 people arrive in France each year. “In 2011, 32,922 illegal migrants were expelled. Concerning 2012 target, the figure will be higher (from last year) at 35,000 expulsions”, said the minister.

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