France has become a land of immigration and it uses its colonial link to get new markets and cheap labor by imposing a cultural division of labor. Immigrants who enter the French land must be offered with citizenship so as to participate in the labor market. Through the political control of the entry of immigrants and their citizenship and given the fact that France is a capitalistic nation, it uses the immigrant’s population as cheap labor. Furthermore, this is seen as a move of competing effectively in the global economy.
The rising number of immigrants has led to overloads in the job market once thus posing many ills according to the French citizens. New restrictions were employed in addressing citizenship issues which was intended to see the number of immigrants competing for jobs with citizen’s decline due to the high rate of unemployment facing the French citizens. The imposition of a bill which applied tough controls over immigrants by rolling back their rights were not welcomed the labor immigrants who protested in the streets calling for an appeal of the bill (Juge’, Perz, 2006).
This step was geared to ensure that immigrants who were to obtain citizenship adhere to French moral values in order to avoid transfer of resources from France to other countries given that immigrants used to sent there earnings back to their home country’s. The global cities are characterized by de-valorization of disadvantaged workers and firms and over-valorization of corporate capital.
The new immigrant workforce and the global capital are conflicting in the global cities, the citizens and immigrants in the competition to obtain employment. Major cities are not only a strategic site for global capital but for trans-nationalization of labor and the formation transnational identities. The globalization of economic activity, cultural activity and identity formation makes communities from all over the world to interact due to the shrinking of distance in this current era (Sassen, 1996).
The cities have become a central meeting point of people from all cultures thus playing a big role in removing identities crisis thus facilitating the movement of labor of immigrants across states without restrictions. Reference Juge’, T. & Perez, M. (2006). The Modern Colonial Politics of Citizenship and Whiteness in France. Social Identities, Vol. 12, pp. 187-212 Robinson, W. (2006). Global Capital and Immigrants Rights. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications Sassen, S. (1996). Who’s City Is It? Globalization and the Formation of New Claims. University of Chicago