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Old 10-07-2007, 06:49 PM
 
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France approves migrant DNA tests

France's Senate has approved a controversial law allowing voluntary DNA tests for would-be immigrants seeking to join family in France.


Supporters of the move - part of a tough immigration bill passed by the lower house - say it will speed up the process for genuine applicants.
They argue that 12 other European countries have similar rules.
Critics have attacked the law as racist and question the use of genetics as a basis for citizenship.

Last-minute concessions

The legislation asks immigrant family members older than 16 to take a test in their country of origin, demonstrating a good knowledge of French language and values.

Applicants also have to prove that their family in France could support them and earn at least the minimum wage.

Immigration Minister Brice Hortefeux made some last-minute changes to the bill before the Senate vote on Wednesday.

The tests will now be paid for by the French government, to prevent any possible discrimination against those who cannot afford the tests.
In addition, they will now only examine maternal DNA, to prevent paternity disputes arising from the tests.
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Old 10-07-2007, 06:53 PM
 
Location: In an illegal immigrant free part of the country.
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..............and the world is waking up.
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Old 10-07-2007, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Cali
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Vive Sarkozy!!!
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Pa
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This about the first time I have ever hoped that the USA would follow an example made bt France.
Won't happen though.
1. It makes sense
2. It makes a lot of sense
3. How can it be manipulated by liberals?
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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It could happen here, too; maybe with different parameters.
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:36 PM
 
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Great idea! Too bad our politicians don't care about the US enough to enact tough immigration laws.
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:38 PM
 
Location: southern california
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France approves migrant DNA tests

France's Senate has approved a controversial law allowing voluntary DNA tests for would-be immigrants seeking to join family in France.


Supporters of the move - part of a tough immigration bill passed by the lower house - say it will speed up the process for genuine applicants.
They argue that 12 other European countries have similar rules.
Critics have attacked the law as racist and question the use of genetics as a basis for citizenship.

Last-minute concessions

The legislation asks immigrant family members older than 16 to take a test in their country of origin, demonstrating a good knowledge of French language and values.

Applicants also have to prove that their family in France could support them and earn at least the minimum wage.

Immigration Minister Brice Hortefeux made some last-minute changes to the bill before the Senate vote on Wednesday.

The tests will now be paid for by the French government, to prevent any possible discrimination against those who cannot afford the tests.
In addition, they will now only examine maternal DNA, to prevent paternity disputes arising from the tests.
works for me.
we have a lot in common don't we?
stephen s
san diego ca
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:49 PM
 
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It has been necessary for France to go to such lengths. It is a fabulous idea. Sadly America will probably never even entertain such an idea.
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:36 PM
 
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"Critics have attacked the law as racist"
Go figure, wonder what would happen here.
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Old 10-07-2007, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Pa
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"Critics have attacked the law as racist"
Go figure, wonder what would happen here.
Those on the left call anything that doesnt include an appology racist.
Its a great idea. I think all immigrants should be required to give a DNA sample.
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