That may be true. But for French government to show that it's not acting in a racist way, it would need to demonstrate that it's also deporting those other foreign EU nationals without jobs who are living in France, and not targeting the Roma disproportionately. I've not seen anyone, either in favour of the policy or opposed to it, suggest that this is the case.
Ergo, it's plainly and openly a racist policy.
Or am I missing something?