French focus on immigrant law

Film directors urged the French to disobey their tough anti-immigration laws and challenged the authorities to prosecute them for breaking them.

"We are guilty ...of putting up illegal foreign residents recently ... We request being probed and put on trial," the 59 directors said in a statement in Le Monde. The signatories, including the award-winning directors Bertrand Tavernier and Matthieu Kassowitz, were protesting at a law requiring citizens to report the arrival and departure of foreigners staying at their home.

Reuters -Paris