Conflict & Justice

The French Immigration Debate

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President Nicolas Sarkozy speaks at memorial service in Montauban. (BBC Video)

French president Nicolas Sarkozy has come out hard against immigration to France, threatening to halve the number of non-French let in each year. He's also threatened to pull out of Europe's main open-border agreement. Some critics of the French president argue that anti-immigrant rhetoric has fueled an atmosphere where race-based killings are more likely. The World's Gerry Hadden has more from southern France.

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