For John, BLUF: President Macron, he with the much older wife, is beginning to sound like a French Trump. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Reuters, by Julie Carriat and Ingrid Melander, 20 February 2018.
Here is the lede plus one:
President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Wednesday proposed toughening France’s immigration and asylum laws despite strident criticism from human rights groups, in a move that will test the unity of his left-and-right majority.I can't remember where I saw this.
The bill will double to 90 days the time in which illegal migrants can be detained, shorten deadlines to apply for asylum, and make the illegal crossing of borders an offence punishable by one year in jail and fines.
Regards — Cliff