The French organization Contribuables Associés (Associated Taxpayers) has published a study on the real cost of immigration. The website Le Salon Beige has a link to the complete study, in pdf format. The study shows that for a 30-year period after the Second World War immigration was a benefit to the State. But when the immigration laws changed to allow family reunification, and political or economic asylum, employment as the primary motive was replaced by the notion of population substitution, i.e. the bringing in of massive numbers of immigrants to change the ethnic make-up of a country. The needs of the immigrant population have thus surpassed the revenue from payroll contributions and taxes. The key points of the study are as follows:
- France has 6,868,000 immigrants, or 11% of the population.
- Immigration reduces by two thirds the growth of the GNP.
- The cost of immigration in France is 71.76 billion euros.
- The revenue from immigration in France is 45.57 billion euros.
- The deficit from immigration shouldered by the taxpayers is 26.19 billion euros.
- When an immigrant does not return home at the expiration of his work contract, it is the State (the taxpayer) who bears the cost of welfare and social benefits.
- Non-European immigrants and their descendants receive 22% of all social benefits.
- The unit-price of requests for asylum is 15,000 euros.
- The majority of immigration expenses do not depend on the Ministry of Immigration headed by Brice Hortefeux.
- Expenses for security linked to immigration amount to 5.2 billion euros.
- The black market involves at least 500,000 immigrants and represents a loss to the State of 3.810 billion euros.
- 65 to 90% of prostitutes are foreign.
- The unemployment rate of immigrants is twice that of non-immigrants.
- Social benefits constitute 14% of the average revenue of immigrant households versus 5% for non-immigrant households.
Le Salon Beige comments:
It is obvious that this study will have no impact on the media. The system refuses to ask these questions, for fear of discovering a catastrophic reality. (...) It is the great artifice of the immigrationists: the refusal to know. We now know that immigration is but a tool in the hands of the lobbies. The poor immigrants are merely toys, the first victims of a machine gone wild. Massive immigration conceals a great design favored by those desiring to destroy French culture, a culture hated by the cosmopolitan elite of our country. Through the maintaining of cheap labor, the electoral landscape of France will change in favor of the Left.
Le Conservateur writes:
The large public institutions and the ultra-liberal think tanks DON’T WANT to know. Today the trap is closing in on us. Immigrants are now so numerous that it is electorally dangerous to ask even simple questions. The new religion of diversity – which is a modest term for the regression of our culture and our way of life in our own country – makes any serious analysis of these questions impossible. Instead we must endure repeatedly lies so foul that even intelligent children could sweep them away with their hand. For example, it seems that “immigration is necessary in order to pay for old-age pensions.” This is a ridiculous argument, almost insulting, but you will find it in all the pseudo-economic journals. In reality, the “immigrants”, having the same entitlements as we, pay into the system an amount that doesn’t even cover the deficit that they themselves help to create.
The authors of the study offer alternative solutions to reduce the costs of immigration:
- Incentives to help increase the native French population
- Incentives to national preference and EU preference in employment
- Toughening the conditions for entry of non-European immigrants
- Priority to the integration of foreign populations already on French soil, rather than to new influxes