Communiqué of Mireille D'ornano and Jean-François Jacob:
I have repeatedly asked the European Commission about the links between immigration and health risks. The replies from Brussels do not seem to be commensurate with the seriousness of the situation.
The facts are stubborn: according to the newspaper Le Monde, 60% of the new cases of tuberculosis recorded in France concern persons born abroad. When asked about the health of migrants, the European Commission responds to the ' public health needs of migrants '.
Yet the consequences on the health of Europeans are no less worrying! In 2015, the European Commission stated that it had "little specific information about the health of migrants" and "to propose as a precautionary measure of refoulement measures".
In order to control the health consequences of immigration, my colleagues and I have proposed several resolutions on these issues. These ranged from prevention through medical checks at borders to the assessment of the health costs associated with immigration. It is difficult to protect the health of our citizens, when we know that the European Parliament did not want to follow up on any of these proposals from the elected representatives of the National Front!