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France might actually be on the right track on paper, but I doubt this will ever manifest, since all you have to do in France is protest and things get shelved.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4990962.stm

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MPs back French immigration bill
Protesters against immigration bill
Left-wing and human rights groups say the bill is racist
The French parliament has given strong backing to a controversial immigration bill that will make it more difficult for the unskilled to settle in France.

The bill, which offers renewable residence permits to highly-qualified newcomers from outside the EU, was passed by 367 votes to 164.

Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy says it will bring France into line with countries with selective immigration.

But the left-wing opposition and human rights groups say the bill is racist.

Socialist MP Serge Blisko said the bill amounted to "the organised pillaging of brains", according to the Associated Press.


PROPOSED NEW RULES
Only the qualified get "skills and talents" residency permit
Foreigners only allowed in to work, not live off benefits
Foreign spouses to wait longer for residence cards
Migrants must agree to learn French
Migrants must sign 'contract' respecting French way of life
Scraps law on workers getting citizenship after 10 years
The council of Christian Churches wrote to the government expressing its concern. ...
I don't know,I think the average Froggie is sick of Arabs.