French Interior minister Claude Gueant plans to increase the number of repatriations of illegal immigrants, cut illegal immigration and makes new tough statements related to Romania felons. He announces in an interview for Journal du Dimanche 28,000 new repatriations of illegal immigrants in 2011.

Gueant considers that the new rules of the law on immigration should increase the number of annual leaves of illegal immigrants. He said at Paris 80% of the street petty thefts are committed by Romanian minors. He said that together with Romanian authorities they will fight against such organized crime.