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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: France Declines Request To

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHFR #7887 3551715
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 211715Z DEC 06
FM AMEMBASSY PARIS
TO RUEHPU/AMEMBASSY PORT AU PRINCE PRIORITY 0706
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3918

UNCLAS PARIS 007887

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: FR PREF CU HA SOCI
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: FRANCE DECLINES REQUEST TO
RESETTLE PROTECTED MIGRANTS FROM CUBA AND HAITI

REF: A. A. SECSTATE 193573
B. B. PARIS 7478
C. C. STATE 181903

1. (SBU) Poloff delivered answers to follow-up questions
from reftel A. on Cuban and Haitian protected migrants (see
also reftels B. and C.) on December 8 to Pierre Brethes, MFA
officer in the Office of Asylum and Immigration. Brethes
responded that illegal immigration to France from its
overseas departments in the western hemisphere was already a
significant issue and that the GOF did not wish to
participate at this time in resettling protected migrants
from the Guantanamo Bay Migrant Operations Center.
Please visit Paris' Classified Website at:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/paris/index.c fm
HOFMANN

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