A French anti-racism group, SOS-Racisme, called the measure illegal. The group's president said he had asked France's highest administrative body, the Council of State, to intervene.
"Nicolas Sarkozy's proposal is illegal," Dominique Sopo said.
SOS-Racisme said it considers Sarkozy's measure a mass deportation, while French law requires that each expulsion be studied on a case-by-case basis. The body has 48 hours to respond.
Wouldn't mass deportation of foreigners (note the word "foreigners"?) be better than getting shot at? But even the French police wouldn't dare use guns to try and quell the violence. Nooooo, they wouldn't dare! But many of these terrorist French Fries are foreigners, no? And not French citizens? What's wrong with mass deportation? They're unruly guests in France, are they not? All they have are French identity cards and nothing about being automatic French nationals or French citizens. Correct me if I'm wrong on this one.
Officials say that violence in France has "diminished" somewhat on their 14th day of continuous violence but it has spread over to Belgium, France's next door neighbor, and in Germany. How can it be "diminished" if violence has spread over to another country. Even Germany is trying to figure out how to address their immigration policy so as not to repeat France's own dismal socialism experiment with their "let's ignore them as long as possible" immigration policy.