Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s right-wing populist Front National, called for end to state benefits for illegal immigrants Thursday — including providing them with free health care and their children with free education.
“I’ve got nothing against foreigners but I say to them: If you come to our country, don’t expect that you will be taken care of, and that your children will be educated for free,” Le Pen said in a speech. “That’s finished now, no more playtime,” she added.
Najat Belkacem who is France’s Education Secretary and a member of France’s ruling socialist party condemned Mrs. Le Pen’s words as somehow “bigoted.”