On Wednesday, our group had the unique opportunity to meet with a local expert on French immigration law and immigration issues. Jean Taquet was born in France, married an American, and has lived in the States and in France. He offers free legal help for any newcomers to France on a weekly basis. He shared with us his work, his perspectives on French immigration law, and views of diversity in France. We discussed the practical realities of being an immigrant in France, the aftermath of the riots in 2005 and 2006, and the recent headscarf controversy. His views were challenging, informed, and different than those we have been reading and discussing.
If you are interested in hearing more about Jean and his work, here's his website: