Tunisia's President: 'Migration is a Plot to Change Demographics', Anyone Harboring or Employing Illegals Will Be Arrested (Video)

Article author: 
Amy Mek
Article publisher: 
RAIR Foundation
Article date: 
27 February 2023
Article category: 
National News
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Tunisian President Kais Saied claims that migration from sub-Saharan Africa was a “criminal” plot aimed at changing his country’s demographic makeup. His comments came during a meeting of the National Security Council on Tuesday following the arrests of dozens of migrants this month in a crackdown....

During the meeting Kais Saied spoke openly about the arrival of “hordes of illegal migrants” whose presence in Tunisia is, according to him, a source of ” violence, crimes and unacceptable acts,” insisting on “the need to quickly put an end to this illegal immigration. 

He further argued that this illegal immigration was part of a “criminal enterprise hatched at the dawn of this century to change the demographic composition of Tunisia.”

“The undeclared goal of the successive waves of illegal immigration is to turn Tunisia into an “African only” country that has no affiliation to Arab and Islamic nations,” he said. Saied added that the influx of irregular migrants must quickly be ended....

Tunisia is a major transit point for migrants and refugees seeking to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, including growing numbers of both Tunisians and people from other African countries....

Tunisian open border groups have accused Saied of hate speech....

Anyone aiding and abetting illegals will be arrested...