One of most emblematic measures of French migration policy date of 1976, it is the right to family reunification. The law allows a non-European foreigner holding a residence permit to bring his family to France. In the 1980s, the left came to power. France welcomes more, but the tone hardens with the cohabitation with the right. Theacquisition automatic French nationality for children born in France, but of foreign parents, is abolished.
It will then be reinstated, but since 2003, naturalization is no longer automatic when the child comes of age. Sufficient knowledge of the language,history and French society. In 2006, Nicolas Sarkozy switched to selected immigration with the use of a foreign workforceera only in certain sectors. During all these years, the distrust of the French towards foreigners has grown steadily. 55% of them are for the abolition of family reunification and 58% are against the right of the soil.