Immigrants and sans-papiers in France

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Undocumented in France fight against inhuman laws
By Allen Harris, People's Tribune (Online Edition), March 1996. More than a month after the shocking police raid on a Paris church and the deportation of some of its occupants, the dramatic struggle against France's inhuman immigration laws continues.
One year of struggle for the sans-papiers
From Coordination Nationale des ‘Sans-Papiers’ on the Antiracism-Eur-L list, 14 March 1997. On March 18th, 1996, one year ago today, 300 foreign families took refuge in the Church of St. Ambroise in Paris, determined to stand together and bring their cause into the open. The struggle that we started then and continue to this day poses France some fundamental questions that have still not met with any substantial answer.
The Sans-Papiers: A Woman Draws the First Lessons
By Madjiguene Cisse, 24 April 1997. An account of the new movement of undocumented asylum seekers and immigrants by their major spokeswoman who is from Senegal. In August 1996, the Sans-Papiers became internationally known when 300 undocumented African women, children and men were violently evicted by police from the St Bernard Church in Paris, where they had taken sanctuary for several months.
21 mars : le printemps des exclus
By Vincent Espagne, Droits devant !!, 12 March 1999. En France, des dizaines de milliers de Sans-papiers sont rejetés aux marges de la citoyenneté et soumis à une répression incessante, qu'ils vivent dans un dénuement intolérable et à la merci des marchands de sommeil et d'employeurs sans scrupules. (with English translation)
Immigrant voices in European Politics: France's estate of fear
By Rabah Ait-Hamadouche, Le Monde diplomatique, July 2002. During the presidential election in France, politicians pushing law and order picked on people from poor housing estates as troublemakers, prompting protest votes and abstentions. But Le Pen's brief success galvanised immigrant voters and began their new drive for political representation.
The North African community wants equal opportunities not integration
By Nacira Guénif Souilamas, Le Monde diplomatique, November 2003. All they want is a job and a salary. They feel entitled to that. Dialogue between Laurence Wurtz and Nacira Guénif on the Ni Putes ni Soumises (neither whores nor submissive) movement.