New French Laws Placate Demands for `Zero Immigration' SIGNS OF CULTURAL UNEASE
Howard LaFranchi, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
WHAT would Voltaire think? The 18th century French philosopher, known for saying that "Every man has two countries, his own and France," might have had to reassess that statement after the country's National Assembly on Friday passed tough new laws to discourage immigration.
Coming on the heels of other legislation making it more difficult for foreigners to acquire French nationality, the new laws combine to portray a country ill at ease with its estimated 4 million foreigners. (US crackdown, page 6.)
The new laws are in line with Interior Minister Charles Pasqua's goal of "zero immigration" - a goal that most economic, legal, and demographic experts agree is …
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