On the Integration of Immigrants in Society

Laïcité. French secularism as defined by law is at its heart the complete and total separation of the church and state (or to be more comprehensive, of religion and state). In a recent discussion with a French colleague, I descended into heated debate on France’s failure to integrate immigrants into its society - endangering not just France but the whole of continental Europe through the rise of disgruntled and exasperated immigrants with little opportunity to grow.