Steve Sailer's Buyout Option Starting In Europe
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Steve Sailer wrote A Buyout Option For Europe's Muslims? in November of last year, suggesting that European countries should
Offer Muslim residents, say, $25,000 each to go away. Permanently.
Today someone forwarded me an International Herald Tribune story: France uses money, not manacles, for deportation, by By Katrin Bennhold, December 21, 2006, which discusses a program to pay illegal immigrants to leave, and pay their home countries to take them back.

However, the program lacks some of the safeguards Steve suggested

The program could only be open to legal residents in the country as of today, to discourage both a sudden influx and a baby boom.

To discourage illegal return immigration, the buyout would only be paid out over the course of, say, five years to ex-residents now actually living in Muslim countries.

An immigrant who accepts the buy-out but then wishes to return to the European country for a tourist visit would have to deposit the value of the buyout as a bond. Visa over-stayers would be imprisoned.

The obvious problem is that paying illegals means you'll get more illegals, and possibly same illegals twice or three times.

When I was younger, I saw a Disney movie in which Darren McGavin sold the same dog over and over, and Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents someone makes an offer for Maurice, the talking cat, and is told "He's not for sale," which infuriates Maurice, a fast cat with a dollar:

"Why didn't you sell me? I could've been back in ten minutes! I heard of a man who made a fortune selling homing pigeons, and he only had the one!"
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