On Friday, Marine Le Pen presented the launch of a campaign against the European Pact on Migration and Asylum, the TV5 Monde reported. According to the National Rally leader, the migrant pact is an organized plan to immerse Europeans with a massive transfer of immigrants which will not leave again, leading to the “suicide” of Europe.
“It is an organized plan of submersion of Europe and the nations which compose it,” said Le Pen. “It is a real pact with the devil which will lead to the suicide of Europe,“ she declared during a press conference at her party’s headquarters in Nanterre.
The European Commission presented to EU member states a Pact on Migration and Asylum which aims to reform asylum on the continent at the end of September.
“The ‘Pact for Migration’ is deceptively humanist, anti-democratic, irreversible, destructive,” she wrote on Twitter.
— Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) October 9, 2020
According to Le Pen, the immigration plan outlined in the pact is a destructive form of immigration with the goal of transplanting a foreign population that will not leave Europe again. Furthermore, Le Pen said “it will compromise the economic, social, and cultural balance of our countries”.
“The Pact would mean the ruining of our social systems, the worsening of unemployment, the housing crisis, an increase in delinquency and communal conflicts, the advance of Islamism and terrorist risks, and the questioning of our civilization values,” she enumerated.
“At a time when the President of the Republic and the French government are rightly seizing the subject of separatism, we cannot understand that he is preparing to worsen the identity divide,” added the former presidential candidate.
According to Marine Le Pen, 60 to 70 million migrants could settle in Europe in a few years.
In addition, the European pact aims to encourage immigration and dissuade expulsions. Moreover, it will subject the peoples and their governments to the dictatorship of the European Commission, she also denounced.
“The EU has entrusted the keys to the Middle East door to Turkey, which now blackmailed us into submission. Today, it is preparing to open the door of the European house to the Third World. Let’s take back the keys to Europe and the house of France,” she emphasized.
For the campaign, Marine Le Pen intends to mobilize all local and national elected representatives, whatever their label is, against this pact. At the European level, the National Rally will campaign with its allies within the European Identity and Democracy Party. They plan to launch a petition targeting 1 million signatures.
Le Pen is not the only one aligned against the plan. The Visegrád countries of Hungary, Poland and Czechia have also voiced their opposition to the new plan.
“We primarily expect the pact to strengthen the protection of the external border, speed up the return of illegal migrants, and put pressure on neighboring states to cooperate better,” Czech Interior Minister Jan Hamáček said about the proposed migrant pact. As for solidarity between European countries, he said, the Czechia is still ready to send police officers to help in countries that need it, or to help materially.
“EU is still not coping well enough with migration crisis,” said PIS MEP Beata Kempa for Catholic Radio Maryja. “The pact’s proposals are far from satisfactory. Poland has to strongly oppose the forced relocation. The countries who adopted the firm and reasonable politics on migration in the form of humanitarian help in the countries of origin of migrants, cannot bear the consequences of reckless politics by countries of European Union.”
Other countries that may reject the pact are Austria, Serbia, Slovenia, and the Baltic states of Latvia and Estonia, which have signed an open letter to the European Commission against migrant quotas with Visegrád Four nations this year.
Title image: French far-right leader Marine le Pen, wearing a protective face mask, stands at the statue of Joan of Arc during a ceremony Friday, May 1, 2020 in Paris. Far-right militants usually gather at the statue for their annual May Day march. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)