Monday, September 18, 2006

French ignore EU, implement fast-track deportations

OMG, the French are doing "profiling" of "foreigh-looking" individuals? The ACLU's collective heads would explode if we tried anything like that in the USA.

Taipei Times
Rights groups have accused France of carrying out targeted arrests of foreign migrants to fill chartered deportation flights to China and Romania, in possible breach of European rights law.

Police squads have deployed across the Paris subway system in recent months, systematically checking the identity of foreign-looking individuals, as part of a government drive to step up expulsions of illegal migrants.

In one incident witnessed by reporters on Sept. 2, officers singled out all Asian passengers, searching those unable to produce ID papers and bundling them off to a police van where a Chinese interpreter was at the ready...

..."They need to fill the planes to make them financially viable, so they don't look at each foreigner's case in detail," charged Jean-Pierre Alaux...

...Belgium was convicted of breaching the convention in 2002, over the rounding-up and expulsion of a group of 74 Roma gypsies from Slovakia...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

" The ACLU's collective heads would explode if we tried anything like that in the USA."
OK, you've got a deal!

MikeT said...

And people say that the French are just a bunch of pussies...

I've tried to tell people that the French are going to be one of the first countries to get their collective act together on immigration and Islam. We'll probably be the country that will suffer the most from all of it due to our unwillingness to do anything like what they're doing

Purple Avenger said...

When acting on what they perceive to be their OWN interests the French can be absolutely vicious.

Less recent example: Bombing the Greenpeace rainbow warrior.

Very recent example: Completely destroying the air force of the Ivory Coast.

There is a very real double standard here. Had the US tried to sink the Rainbow Warrior, we would have been excoriated far and wide for. The French? They get a free pass.

If the US had completely destroyed the air force of a small country it was not in a hot conflict with, again excoriation. Again, the French got complete international free pass.