PARIS, France — French officials unveiled legislation to toughen admission standards for unskilled, low-income immigrants but easing it for highly qualified foreigners.
The government's bill includes the introduction of a three-year work permit for scientists, executives and academics, the International Herald Tribune reported Friday.
But unskilled migrants from outside the European Union would find it harder to enter France — even if they already have close relatives in the nation.[France moves to new immigration policy Feb 10, 2006, (UPI)]
There's a saying about politicians seeing the light because they feel the heat. (Tom Tancredo used it recently in reference to his colleagues in the House, as opposed to the Senate.) What the French politicians are experiencing is the light, and the heat, from thousands of burning cars.