Loading...

France to set immigrant quotas for professionals

Reuters | Published: November 06, 2019 17:32:14 | Updated: November 10, 2019 19:28:01


French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe addressing a news conference on immigration at the Hotel Matignon in Paris on Wednesday. -Reuters Photo

France has announced to set immigrant quotas for professionals, marking a precedent with a measure long sought by the country’s right-wing parties.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe made the announcement at a news conference on Wednesday.

Better regulation and curbing of immigration is a topic that French President Emmanuel Macron has said would be at the heart of the next presidential election in 2022.

 “Our will is to make choices in how we welcome (the migrants): set quantitative goals or quotas, both expressions suit me, for professional immigration”, Philippe said.

Share if you like