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French Immigration Minister wants to pay immigrants to leave

17:10 01/06/2007
• Watch This Video France's new Immigration Minister, Brice Hortefeux, is suggesting an approach for taking care of what many French consider to be a serious immigration problem. He has introduced...

France announces amnesty plans for thousands of families

11:34 07/07/2006
• Watch This Video Last week the French Parliament passed legislation into law to overhaul immigration policy. Most of the new rules make obtaining a visa or work permit much more difficult, and it...

French Parliament approves new immigration legislation

12:52 03/07/2006
• Watch This Video Amid controversy, France approved a new immigration law on 30 June that toughens up restrictions on immigrants who do not have skills and qualifications targeted by the French...

French government faces challenges with immigration laws

13:02 28/04/2006
France is suffering due to a domestic labour force that does not have the relevant skills necessary for the economy and levels of unemployment that have been a constant problem for the country for...

France drafts new immigration laws

19:33 10/04/2006
France has long been one of Europe's most coveted destinations for immigrants. A draft bill introduced to the French parliament will make it even more difficult to immigrate to France. The new...

France introduces draft immigration law

12:03 09/01/2006
A new draft immigration law in France, which was put forward by Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy and is expected to be debated by parliament soon, calls for placing new requirements on foreign...