Posted on March 28, 2022

France’s Zemmour Says He Could Seize African Leaders’ Homes If They Don’t Take Back Immigrants

Reuters, March 23, 2022

Far-right French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour said on Wednesday that he could seize the homes of African leaders and block remittances to their countries if they failed to take back immigrants, as he seeks to reboot his flagging campaign.

Zemmour, 63, a former political commentator, has made immigration and security the centre of his campaign and said this week that, if elected, he would create a Ministry of “Re-Immigration” that would deport hundreds of thousands of immigrants over his five-year term.


As president, Zemmour would go to Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia to negotiate accords for the expulsions, he has said. About 30% of French immigrants were born in one of those three countries {snip}

Asked what he would do if the countries’ leaders refused, Zemmour told a news conference: “The heads of African countries have homes in France. We could seize them, you see. There are a number of foreigners who send money through Western Union. That’s an important part of the budgets of these countries. We can block them. I call those ways to put pressure.”