French move to toughen immigration laws

French President Emmanuel Macron’s grip on power showed some weakness late Sunday when a group of lawmakers from his party abstained from voting on one of his government’s signature bills.

France’s National Assembly approved legislation that would tighten immigration and asylum laws by doubling the time migrants can be detained, speeding their deportation and strengthening police powers to search illegal immigrants. But the vote exposed unusual opposition from within Macron’s large centrist majority, some of whose members have criticized the proposal as being too harsh on migrants.
— Read on www.marketwatch.com/story/frances-macron-rebuked-by-party-as-tough-immigration-bill-passes-assembly-2018-04-22

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