Minister of Immigration, Integration, National Identity, and Co-Development Brice Hortefeux of France

Hortefeux is accusing immigrants' aid groups of inciting detainees to commit arson.
Ahead of the 20 May National Day celebration in Cameroon, President Paul Biya's special guest for the occasion, Brice Hortefeux was granted a 1:30 minutes audience at Unity Palace on Monday 19 May 2008.
Before the distinction, President Paul Biya and Brice Hortefeux had a tte--tte during which both men reviewed issues of bilateral cooperation between France and Cameroon.
Brice Hortefeux is the "first lieutenant" of French politician Nicolas Sarkozy.
On his part, Hortefeux has proposed the establishment of a support office to facilitate the exchange of information.
Hortefeux said in a commentary published Friday in the conservative daily Le Figaro that France plans to expel 25,000 illegals by the end of this year - a goal set by newly elected President Nicolas Sarkozy.
It doesn't work and it penalizes, even immigrants, Brice Hortefeux said (www.
It doesn't work and it penalizes, even immigrants, Brice Hortefeux said on Europe 1 radio.
The number of deportees was expected to reach some 25,000 this year, and Hortefeux said he would ensure that figure is reached.
Hortefeux said he planned to meet shortly with officials from sectors like the building and hotel and restaurant industries, known to rely heavily on immigrants.
In the meantime, Hortefeux has had to defend his policies against the accusation of racism with respect to expulsion practices.
Hortefeux was on a trip to the African country of Benin on Friday.
would ensure that figure is reached.
known to rely heavily on immigrants.
They also want clearer rules to govern illegal immigrants, but Hortefeux says current measures are sufficient as they allow local officials to issue work permits to applicants who are already employed in sectors short of labour.
Asked about delays to a programme of patrols in the Mediterranean by the EU agency Frontex, reportedly because of French and German objections, Hortefeux said the French EU presidency would address legal immigration concerns affecting the entire bloc.
MADRID) - France and Spain have reached agreement on the text of a proposed Europe-wide immigration pact at a ministerial level meeting in Madrid, French Immigration Minister Brice Hortefeux said Thursday.
On 29 May Brice Hortefeux received the historians of the Porte Dorée immigration centre to calm the stir brought about by their collective resignation.
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The Immigration Minister puts up a steadfast appearance in the face of growing criticism of his political standpoint.
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I am very clearly committed to doing that," Hortefeux said in an interview with RFI radio.
In the end, Sarkozy won comfortably with 53 percent, and Hortefeux says this shows that the French people have clearly decided on what immigration policy they want.
Since he was appointed by the new president last Friday, Hortefeux has insisted that "co-development" will be an important plank of French immigration policy.
Hortefeux is also talking tough when it comes to dealing with illegal immigration, insisting that there are no plans for a mass legalization of the estimated 200,000 to 400,000 illegals in France.