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The French Parliament has signed a wide-ranging immigration bill into law. Portions of the law that focus on asylum dominated much of the debate this spring and summer, but the law also contains a number of provisions to enhance France’s attractiveness for high-skilled migrants—especially researchers, students, recent graduates and world-renowned experts. The Council of State is expected to complete a legal review of the law in the coming weeks, setting the stage for it to be enacted in mid-September. The law:
BAL Analysis: BAL continues to review the legislation, which Parliament signed into law last week. On the whole, the law is favorable to researchers, students, recent graduates and world-renowned experts. It is more restrictive to seconded employees, however, and more will become clear about the impact on high-skilled immigration once implementing decrees are issued and authorities begin enforcing the law. BAL will provide updates about the law’s implementation as additional information becomes available.
This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and Karl Waheed Avocats in France. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.
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