France's Immigration Reform Debate
France - The French Senate has begun discussing a controversial immigration bill that includes expedited deportation of migrants and the legalization of workers in labor-deficient sectors. Demonstrators gathered around the Senate building, expressing their opinions on the bill. The bill has sparked controversy in France, especially regarding the proposal to cancel full state medical care for illegal migrants. Human rights organizations and activists are expressing concern, claiming the bill violates the rights of migrants and asylum seekers. Meanwhile, authorities emphasize the importance of taxes and social contributions from migrants working without residence permits. The Senate will consider the bill until November 14, after which it will be forwarded to the National Assembly.