France | Government Presents Immigration Reform Bill

The French Government has presented a new immigration bill focusing on “firmness, simplification, integration, and labor.” However, the final version of the bill has not been shared with the public yet.

Key Highlights

From a speech made in the French Senate on December 13, 2022, the main changes to current immigration policy include:

  • Creating a new residence permit for undocumented migrants already working in understaffed sectors.
  • Implementing a French language test as a requirement to be granted a residence permit or renewal.
  • An expedited procedure for deportations of foreign nationals who have committed a crime in France.

In January, the immigration reform will be debated and voted on in both chambers of parliament.

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