I have been in Paris this week, giving a talk at the University for Social Science Studies (EHESS), meeting with people about my research, and attending a day-long conference on changes in anti-discrimination institutions here in France. Unfortunately, things seem to be moving in a negative direction, but I'll be writing more about that later. Of course the big news has been Dominique Strauss-Kahn, aka DSK. After initial disbelief, the French seem to have gotten used to the idea that he isn't going to be able to make quick work of this problem. Other news includes Obama's trip to Britain and now he is in France for the G-8 meeting.
The New York Times has had several interesting articles related to immigration:
The first is the sad story of a migrant living in the shadows in Europe: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/26/world/europe/26migrants.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=world
Migrant labor in Napa Valley: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/27/us/27bcjames.html?src=recg
Supreme court upholds Arizona's employer sanctions law: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/27/us/27scotus.html?ref=politics