At the microphone of Europe 1, the Minister of Overseas wanted to highlight the measures taken by the government to fight against illegal immigration on the island.


Invited Friday of Sonia Mabrouk on Europe 1, the Minister of Overseas, Annick Girardin annoyed the criticism of Marine Le Pen on the plan to fight against illegal immigration set up by the government in Mayotte. For the president of the National Assembly, only a suppression of the right of the soil can put an end to the migratory pressure which stifles the island, with 48% of foreigners within the population. But Annick Girardin reminded him that the legislation had already been adapted in this territory of the Indian Ocean.

"Marine Le Pen makes statements without knowing things.It should take classes in the school of his niece to know that thanks to Senator Thani Mohamed Soilihi we have adapted the question of the right soil in Mayotte.A member should know ", annoyed the minister. "In Mayotte, to be French, you have to be born on the island of parents in a regular situation for at least three months," she recalls.

"It is wrong to think that one comes to Mayotte only for the law of the soil!", Says the minister, recalling that sanitary conditions on the island also attract many foreigners. Mayotte is the first maternity hospital in France, and 70% of women giving birth are in a clandestine situation. "If Mrs. Le Pen or I were to give birth in the Comoros, I can tell you that we would take the Kwassa-Kwassa [fishing boat used by the Comorians to cross the hundred kilometers of ocean that separate the two islands, note ] to give birth in Mayotte Comoros is one of the poorest countries in the world, sanitary conditions are catastrophic, "she observes.