Postponed several times, the immigration bill is expected this Monday, November 5 in the Senate, before its examination in the National Assembly in early December. While the government is still looking for a majority, eyes are turning to the National Rally (RN), where Marine Le Pen has made it known that her group “does not rule out” voting for this “little law”. “If there are mini-provisions that will have mini-results, we will still vote on them. We are not going to oppose,” confirmed the RN deputy from the North, Sébastien Chenu, guest on Sunday of the “RTL Grand Jury for Le Figaro”. Before curtailing a law “neither made nor to be made”, devoid of “effectiveness”.
Two red lines are, however, brandished by the vice-president RN in the National Assembly, without which the executive will not be able to count on the votes of the group of 88 deputies. First, the withdrawal of the famous article 3, which provides for the regularization of undocumented workers in professions in shortage. “It opens the way to new immigration,” he said. But also the removal of article 4, which allows asylum seekers from the countries most at risk to work immediately whereas today they are only authorized to do so after six months. filing their application. “It’s very problematic. The request for the right to asylum, when it is not validated, should not automatically lead to you being able to obtain rights in France,” he continued.
The RN benches will also not fail to take part in a motion of censure, in the event of forceful passage through the activation of article 49.3. Some of the LR deputies are already raising the threat, also conditioning their vote on the withdrawal of the provision on professions in tension. “We can (vote for it), we’re not going to stop ourselves,” argued Sébastien Chenu, without believing in the chances of the right-wing initiative. “The Republicans know that the left will not vote for it. They are infinitely afraid of going back to the voters, so they can table motions of censure when they know they will not be voted on,” he mocked.
Almost a month after the Hamas attacks against Israel, on October 7, Sébastien Chenu also attacked the “quasi-anti-Semitic coming out” of La France insoumise (LFI). Mired in controversies, the Melenchonist movement notably refused to qualify Hamas as terrorist. “LFI activates all the codes of the crassest anti-Semitism with a single vocation: to make electoral winks to populations sensitive to an Islamist discourse in our country,” he criticized.
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In the viewfinder of the RN deputy from the North, the “connoted” messages of Jean-Luc Mélenchon after the visit of Yaël Braun-Pivet to Israel. The rebellious leader had accused the president of the National Assembly of “camping in Tel Aviv to encourage the massacre”. “He is a man of culture. He knows very well what he writes about Yaël Braun-Pivet,” he pointed out, denouncing comments with an “anti-Semitic scope”.