It appears that the French are headed in the right direction as far as illegal immigration is concerned. Maybe its time for some or those political hacks in D.C. to start taking a few notes.

The newly elected French president has created a new governmental office called the Ministry of Immigration and National Identity to manage the inflow of immigrants and protect French values and cohesion. France’s new immigration minister, Brice Hortefeux, ruled out the possibility of legalizing undocumented immigrants on masse, saying that government policy would be firm and pragmatic

In an interview that played on French radio, Hortefeux said, “We have to put aside massive legalization. It doesn’t work and it penalizes, even immigrants,” adding that policy would be guided by “firmness and humanism” with “lots of pragmatism.”

The French government plans to hold fast to the current policy of deporting illegal immigrants from France, and the number of deportees was expected to reach 25,000 this year. When asked if those numbers were realistic, Hortefeux said he would ensure that figure was reached.

If real immigration reform is possible in a liberal cesspool like France, it should be a walk in the park for American politicians to come up with some legislation that is both practical and applicable to the illegal immigration situation as it exists in the U.S.