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French Senate disapproves of new rules on foreign graduate jobseekers

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Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

The French government recently announced it would modify rules on work visas for foreign graduates after uproar over a controversial memo in May which meant hundreds of highly-qualified non-EU students faced deportation.  But critics say under the new rules power to grant work permits lies entirely in the hands of police authorities. This week the Senate backed a Socialist resolution to get the memo withdrawn.

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