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Le Pen wants freeze on visas, then a tax for foreign workers

AP  |  Paris 

French far right candidate Marine Le Pen is promising a freeze on long-term visas as soon as she takes office, followed by a on any company that hires foreign workers.

Ahead of Sunday's first-round election, Le Pen told RTL radio today she would issue an order to immediately stop issuing long-term visas so the can verify that they are not taking jobs away from French citizens.


Le Pen, who has campaigned against immigration and Europe's open borders, also wants to impose a 10 percent on labor contracts that go to foreigners and seize back control of France's borders.

Polls show Le Pen is among four leading French candidates, with no clear front-runner. The top two candidates advance to a May 7 runoff.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 15:28 IST
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