Paris Becomes Massive Camp For Illegal Migrants

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  • The National Front party has accused Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo of putting the concerns of migrants ahead of those of French citizens. In a statement, the party said that the number of homeless people in Paris had increased by 84% between 2002 and 2012, but that Hidalgo has shown little interest in alleviating the problem.

  • Although the EU-Turkey migrant deal has temporarily stemmed the flow of illegal migration to Greece through Turkey, hundreds of thousands of migrants are still making their way into Europe.

  • According to the International Organization for Migration, more than 204,000 migrants arrived in Europe (mostly Greece and Italy) during the first five months of 2016, more than twice as many as arrived during the same period in 2015.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has announced plans to build a "humanitarian camp" next to one of the busiest train stations in the city, so that thousands of illegal migrants bound for Britain can "live with dignity."

Hidalgo, who has often sparred with French President François Hollande for his refusal to accept more migrants, says her plan to help illegal migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East is a "duty of humanism."

Critics counter that Hidalgo's plan is a cynical ploy aimed at positioning herself to the left of the current president, as part of a political strategy to wrest leadership of the Socialist Party from Hollande, whose approval ratings are at record lows.

At a press conference on May 31, Hidalgo said the camp would be built in northern Paris "near the arrival points for migrants." She was referring to Gare du Nord — one of the busiest railway stations in Europe — from where high-speed Eurostar trains travel to and arrive from London.

Thousands of illegal migrants, many from Afghanistan, Eritrea and Sudan, have gathered at a nearby public park, the Jardins d'Eole, and turned the area into a massive squatter camp where conditions are squalid. The area, which is so dangerous that the government has classified it as a no-go zone (Zone de sécurité prioritaires, ZSP), has become a magnet for human traffickers who charge migrants thousands of euros for fake travel documents, for passage to London.

Hidalgo said her new camp, which will be built within six weeks, would be modelled on Grande-Synthe, a massive migrant camp near the French port city of Dunkirk.

Grande-Synthe, which is home to more than 2,500 illegal migrants hoping to reach Britain, was opened in February 2016 after French authorities destroyed a makeshift camp in nearby Calais known as the "Jungle," from where thousands of migrants tried to break into the Channel Tunnel in a bid to reach London.

The upkeep of Grande-Synthe will cost French taxpayers €4 million ($4.5 million) this year, in addition to a stipend of €10 euros a day for every migrant at the camp. French taxpayers presumably will also be paying for Hidalgo's camp in Paris.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has announced plans to build a camp for thousands of illegal migrants in central Paris, which is to be modelled on Grande-Synthe (pictured above), a camp housing 2,500 illegal migrants near the French port city of Dunkirk. (Image source: AFP video screenshot)

Hidalgo, who has threatened to file a lawsuit against the American media outlet Fox News for reporting about Muslim no-go zones in Paris, seems to have no qualms about turning parts of northern Paris into ghettos for illegal migrants. "Paris will not avoid taking responsibility while the Mediterranean becomes a graveyard for refugees," she said. "I do not want to look at myself in the mirror in 10 or 15 years and say: 'You were mayor of Paris and you are guilty of not helping people in danger.'"

Hidalgo added that "Europe and France are not living up to their history when they fail to treat outsiders with dignity."

Hidalgo's project has been welcomed by some, including pro-migration charity groups, and has infuriated others, such as French Housing Minister Emmanuelle Cosse. She said there already are enough refugee shelters in Paris and that Hidalgo's announcement would only serve to draw more illegal migrants to the city.

In an interview with Europe 1 radio, Cosse said that "migrant camps are not the solution" because they amount to the establishment of migrant ghettos where integration becomes impossible. Cosse said that more than 1,000 additional illegal migrants had arrived at the Jardins d'Eole in the week since Hidalgo's press conference, bringing the total number of migrants there to 2,300.

A political analysis by the center-right Le Figaro postulates that Hidalgo's plan for a migrant camp is just the latest in a series of provocations in which she is attempting to establish her left-wing credentials as part of a strategy to win leadership of the Socialist Party. The report says she believes President Hollande will lose his bid for reelection in 2017, and that his defeat will pave the way for a leadership battle between Hidalgo and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls. According to Le Figaro, Hidalgo is determined to become the Socialist Party candidate for President of France in 2022.

A report by the French public radio channel France Inter describes the rivalry between Hidalgo and Valls as "war unto death."

Hidalgo's quest to become the first female president of France may be derailed by the head of the anti-immigration National Front party, Marine Le Pen, who is now one of the most popular politicians in France.

According to an opinion poll published by Le Monde on June 1, 28% of those surveyed said they would vote for Le Pen in 2017, compared to 21% for former president Nicolas Sarkozy and 14% for Hollande. The poll also shows that on a scale of 1 to 10, Hollande's approval rating is at 2.1.

The National Front party has accused Hidalgo of putting the concerns of migrants ahead of those of French citizens. In a statement, the party said that the number of homeless people in Paris had increased by 84% between 2002 and 2012, but that Hidalgo has shown little interest in alleviating the problem:

"It is absolutely scandalous that Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo uses taxpayer money to house illegal migrants. Migrants should not be housed in hotels or in modular homes within migrant camps. They should be in detention camps waiting to be taken back to their country of origin.


"Anne Hidalgo's project is characteristic of a political class that is more concerned with migrants than citizens, a political class that has forgotten that the main role of leaders is to care above all for their own people first."

Meanwhile, efforts by French police to tear down makeshift migrant camps have become like a game of whack-a-mole. More than 20 camps have been dismantled in Paris over the past 12 months, but each time they are rebuilt within weeks.

On May 2, police cleared a makeshift migrant camp under the Stalingrad Metro station (near Gare du Nord) after thousands of migrants brandishing metal poles and wooden planks engaged in a mass brawl on April 14. (A four-minute YouTube video of the melee can be viewed here.) The camp had previously been cleared on March 30.

Although the EU-Turkey migrant deal has temporarily stemmed the flow of illegal migration to Greece through Turkey, hundreds of thousands of migrants are still making their way into Europe.

According to the International Organization for Migration, more than 204,000 migrants arrived in Europe (mostly Greece and Italy) during the first five months of 2016, more than twice as many as arrived during the same period in 2015.

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wildbad's picture

Left cover for Holland's flabby flank.  They both serve the same bankster globalist masters in Brussels.  Left of left is not right!

jcaz's picture

Ahh, France finally serves a purpose....

Son of Loki's picture

Socialist Utopia!


France was "bascially transformed" by their Far Left Wing peeples as in limitless "Change you can beleave in!"


However, and as usual, the poor middle class working stiff gets screwed up the wazoo by these rapefugees, while politicans never miss a 7-course dinner with champagne while they're surrounded by a dozen armed bodyguards!



Itinerant's picture

Again a woman at the helm.

There are about a billiion potential "refugees" for Europe, hoping for a better home.

The only way to help the refugees is

1. Make sure they know invaders will be shot at the border  -- that will deter them from trying.
2. Do something about the conditions in their home countries, starting with the disbanding of NATO and European political cover for USA state-wrecking adventures in the Middle East.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

This is excellent news.  I hope the French build camps for these people everywhere.  Perhaps 1.1 million of them, and give them lots of free goodies too.  This would help out their Teutonic neighbor to the East considerably.  

NoDebt's picture

When the US finally falls I am sure we will be welcomed in Muslim countries with similar enthusiasm.  


jeff montanye's picture

well they will at least understand why we left, what with the near constant muslim bombing and shooting all over the u.s., canada and mexico.  why my brother's wedding party was . . . .


seriously, this woman may actually inherit the socialist party but i doubt her politically nutty move will do even that.  marine le pen must dream of opposing her like trump does hillary.


last i looked tourism was a reasonably significant business for paris.  somehow i don't think this will help.

BarkingCat's picture

I don't even want to use Paris as the layover airport when I fly to Eastern Europe. 

There is no chance I would fly to Paris on vacation.

HopefulCynical's picture


Eventually, the people of Europe are going to have to get off their leftist asses and fight for their own self-preservation.


On a side note, I guess I waited to long to travel the place. No way I'm going now.

adanata's picture



I just love the manipulative political propaganda words: "humanitarian", "dignity", "helping", "immigrants"....  [spit]

Chuck Walla's picture

If these are the  "poor", where are they getting "thousands of Euros" for fake documents?



monk27's picture

Stupidity has consequences...

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

repost fits here:

the common characteristic of the left's governance in the west ...unchecked would almost think..the left knows it has fucked the current crop of citizens ..and wants a new voter who has not lived with the corruption and crime and dropping living standards..they see immigration as voters who will keep them in power..self serving even if it means the end of western states.

occams borders for us..and fuck you citizen.

root superuser's picture

Thats not the plan. Invaders are very tribal and they will never vote for them once they got majority. They will vote their own people like they did in London. Some people argue that leftist are delusional and dont know that but they know perfectly well what they are doing.

gatorengineer's picture

Then take it to the next step, they will kill a lefty in the no go zones just as well a righty.... What does the left have to gain, if it is no the perception of a loyal voting base?

jeff montanye's picture

one could as easily posit that the owners of capital (i'm not falling into the left right thing that so excites so many on this site) want immigrants to keep wages low and workers servile.

HopefulCynical's picture

That, and doing their Zionist duty.

Bruins4's picture

Building camps next to train stations in Europe.  Everything old is new again.

losses mount's picture

I think building camps is a great idea especially if fitted with the right type of shower blocks.

This would be a step toward a final solution to the immigration situation.

Captain Chlamydia's picture
Paris Becomes Massive Camp For Illegal Migrants


Europe Becomes Massive Camp For Illegal Migrants


there, fixed it

Zero-Hegemon's picture

Does Seargent Syphillus report to you? I just saw him chewing out Gunner Rhea.

Zero-Hegemon's picture

Time to go long typhus (TYP), disentery (DIS) and malaria (MAL), and short all French health indexes

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

if we are lucky this will be the white EU citizen's responce..

Chuck Walla's picture

I think this will get some juices flowing in the right vein.




Die Fahne hoch!
Die Reihen dicht geschlossen!
SA marschiert
Mit ruhig festem Schritt
|: Kam'raden, die Rotfront
   Und Reaktion erschossen,

Buster Cherry's picture

You french fuckers need to kill this woman and leave her body outside one of your migrant ghettos as a fitting example to those that pander to leftists.

Your immigration problem will solve itself if the citizenry carried box cutters and slice those fuckers open if they so much as bump into you.

nibiru's picture

Just Do 3 things.

1. Stop immigration, it's nation-wide suicide and subsidizing through welfare state ghettos with not assimilating immigration.

2. stop bombing middle east. Simple but hard to comprehend that UK + FRANCE + US wanted just oil and gold from Libya - check new emails from Hillary Clinton.

3. Can we please have a normal debate without name-calling. Without political correctness and ban on free speech (whenever anyone criticizes islam he is islamophobe, xenophobe etc... it's ridiculous).

jeff montanye's picture

number two is the key but if you think it was oil and gold you are mistaken.  the locals are only too eager to trade their oil.  now it is harder to get oil from libya, syria and iraq than when they had stable governments.  why spend trillions (2002-2016) to get what at most a few billion (maybe ten) in gold?  no.  the reason is israel wants failed states around it that cannot effectively attack it and possibly can have slices taken from them if they attack ineffectively.  greater israel accounts for the behavior.  nothing else really does though the idea of controlling all the world's central banks is likely an ancillary benefit.

TBT or not TBT's picture

I doesn't follow that doing 2 helps with immigration problems.   Doing 1 is both necessary and sufficient, regardless of more or less of 2.   Keep them out.  Deport them when they're found.  Make it a very unpleasant experience.   The Arab states should take in these refugees but they do not, and part of the reason is that they are an invasion force.   It is millenia plus old Islamic strategy for spreading Islam to the whole planet.  

Riquin's picture

Paris one more city in the EU not to visit!!!

Zero-Hegemon's picture

Sad, but true, a beautiful city sacrificed on the altar of "multiculturalism", or more accurately, "killing white culture".

jeff montanye's picture

sacrificed on the altar of greater israel.


as they say, there, fixed it for you.

Bernardo Gui's picture

I can think of no better use for France.

jeff montanye's picture

i can, easily.  many.  actually almost infinite.

Francis Marx's picture

People of france smashing their own heads into the wall and calling it good

Son of Loki's picture

These photos are a great anti-socialist Hillery ad.

"Hillery's USA of the Future!"

hound dog vigilante's picture

The european capitals were overrun by immigrants years ago.  Farewells & homage to Paris are 20-30 years late.

This current "migrant" crisis is just the latest wave, certainly not the first nor the last.

Nobody who has visitied or lived in a european city since the 90's is surprised by rampant immigrant violence/occupation in europe. Europeans began to give away their culture/birthright decades ago, and I for one seriously doubt that the major EU nations will ever recover - they are all now permanently crippled by a welfare state that has been hijacked by foreign occupiers.

Brexit would be a hopeful & positive development, but even the UK is too far gone to be saved at this point, IMO... too few britons & too many foreigners (who will NEVER integrate with British society).

chrsn's picture

Here's an entire continent that got guilt-tripped into perpetually fucking themselves.

Zero-Hegemon's picture

Making "squalid" "squalider" by the hour

PGR88's picture



Ive been to Paris twice in the past 20 years.  Hated it both times.  Dirty, crowded, rude service, full of pickpockets and theives.  I have no idea where they get they get the "romantic" label.   It has some nice historical spots from their long abandoned Christian past, but otherwise, the place is a shithole.

daveO's picture

Yea, I remember seeing the Paris pickpockets on TeeVee way back in the 90's. They were "migrants", too. Family operations who work in teams. 

Deres's picture

Yes, because with french laws, child are never send to prison. Policemen are arresting the same pickpocketing child every two days and releasing them. And migrants having no official papers are pretending to be child until their 30's ...

rwe2late's picture

 The key questions are instead

what does she propose  to do to stop generating migrants/refugees?

does she oppose US/French neo-imperialism in Africa and the Mideast?

does she oppose giving support to Israeli Zionists and Mideast/African dictators, drug lords, and terrorist fanatics?


In the big picture, the status of migrant camps are a minor diversionary issue,

which are doomed to fail in the face of other catastrophic policies.

daveO's picture

If she wasn't mayor, she'd just be a crazy cat woman with 79 dirty cats living in a trailer. Putting more food out every night to draw more cats. The left has elevated insanity to high office.

Deres's picture

She politically benefits from the arrival of migrants. She does not want the flow to stop but to increase. In fact, french socialsit would like to give voting rights to foreigners ...

Aubiekong's picture

And like here the media, police, and politicians refuse to call the Muslim invasion for what it is.  The people who try to speak out are labeled as racist and prosecuted for hate speech...