The French have a history of sheltering children in times of war and difficult circumstance. Today, some brave French families are risking jail sentences for hiding immigrant children ordered to be deported at the end of the school year.
The French government is attempting to curb new immigration and deport illegal immigrants already in the country. Consequently, many children are suspended in a perilous limbo, hiding with sympathetic French families, while their parents live elsewhere. Under French law, it is illegal to deport children without their parents or parents without their children.
Read the BBC article here.