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Riots Underscore Cracks in French Immigrant Policy

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Riots Underscore Cracks in French Immigrant Policy

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Riots Underscore Cracks in French Immigrant Policy

Riots Underscore Cracks in French Immigrant Policy

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Nearly two weeks of rioting in France is causing many to question the country's traditional sense of French equality. France has the largest immigrant community in Europe, and until now, has been proud of its policy of assimilation. There is no affirmative action in France because, in theory, native-born and immigrant citizens enjoy the same rights. Still, few immigrants are in positions of power.

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