The French government recently decided to remove any administrative distinction between legal and illegal immigrants. The announcement was made on the very day that the French nation disappears from home for the August holiday. Just a coincidence, that.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this brief article from Fdesouche:
The circular that removes the concept of illegal immigration
A circular from the Ministry of Interior and Housing abolishes the distinction between legal immigration and illegal immigration. This principle opens the doors of France to even more massive immigration.
On August 1, 2016, the Ministers of Interior and Housing issued a statement that passed completely unnoticed in the torpor of summer, but is of paramount importance concerning changing attitudes and the French political ideology . This text marks a profound shift in the French conception of immigration.
The fundamental distinction between illegal immigration and illegal immigration is now officially condemned by the state.
Until now, it was based on the distinction between legal immigration and illegal immigration. The first, in accordance with the law, was intended for example to accommodate workers that France may need, to train students in the interest of France or the country of origin, or to ensure the principle of family reunification.