Publish at May 10 2022 Updated May 16 2022

The French in an America in crisis

The American climate has greatly changed for French expatriates

They dreamed the "American Dream." They left France to settle in a country that breathed progress, opulence and success. Many were galvanized by the election of Barack Obama to the White House. Then in November 2016, a newcomer stepped into the world's most famous power space - Donald Trump. This president has hardened his tone on immigration making it more difficult to expatriate.

What's more, his extreme approaches have disunited the country in a peculiar way as many French people on American soil note. The land of extremes has never been so socially divided. Other crises such as the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer and the coronavirus have not helped to lighten the atmosphere. So much so that some have decided to give up on the dream while others cling to it, hoping for better days.

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