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FRANCE: When Undocumented Immigrants Are Underage

World  (tags: Refugees&Relief, society, europe, FRANCE, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', world )

- 1806 days ago -
Like other countries, France faces a rising number of young people who arrive illegally into the country, without their parents or other family members. It poses unique questions.

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Veronique L (209)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 3:18 am
It is definitely a major issue...

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 3:55 am
Make it too easy and even more will come, as has happened and will continue to happen.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 4:45 am
noted, thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 4:46 am
Family members can do this on purpose send someone over on their own thinking that once that person becomes a citizen they can get the rest of the family over so its difficult

pam w (139)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 6:46 am
I know a young woman here who is in this position. NOT her fault (parents brought her as an infant) the US government still insists she should be deported from the only country she's ever known and sent back to a nation where she doesn't even speak the language/knows nobody/has no viable skills.

Make sense? I didn't think so.


Lisa W (143)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 8:44 am
Very difficult situation for those individuals who are sent as Pam points out. Every situation is different I am sure, thus making it very hard to make a decision on what to do in each case.Thank you for the article Cal!

. (0)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 9:05 am
Do these children have parents that bought their plane fare, and simply wished them a better life?

Gloria p (304)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:10 am
Weren't Mary and Joseph on the way to the country of origin for the census?

Muriel Servaege (53)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 12:57 pm
Thank you, Cal. People should be aware that collecting the money to send one single youth to Europe costs a fortune to his village, which they had better spent on a windmill (I mean something which could be much more useful to the village). This is what a demographer once told me. But to say that is not politically correct.

ewoud k (68)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 2:24 pm
Thanks Cal!

And Pam's right, sending "back" young people to a country they don't even remember doesn't make sense.


Birgit W (160)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 4:16 pm
Those young people do not leave their countries just for fun. Living alone in another country can be terrifying. They need all the help they can get.
If our governments have billions of dollars to support wars, there should be enough money to support those people.

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Tuesday July 9, 2013, 5:29 pm

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Tuesday July 9, 2013, 7:32 pm

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 1:26 am
Noted, thanks.

Lona G (80)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 4:43 am
Noted, thanks

Eva C (18)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 6:23 am
I think they understand that treating them humanely, having them learn the language and educating them to become useful members of their society is the way to go

Jaime Alves (52)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 7:05 am

Jaime Alves (52)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 7:06 am
A problem in many countries.!!

. (0)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 9:55 am
This is a major issue especially when the majority are illiterate; there are no jobs in for them; they refuse to assimilate and become a part of the criminal element centered in their ghettos.

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 10:19 pm
immigration is a serious problem,

The people not government approved to be here, take our jobs,.
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