For France's immigrants, life just got worse.

To a group of youths huddling by a fast-food shop west of Paris, the rise of far-right leader Marine Le Pen in France's presidential election comes as no surprise but as worrying confirmation of what they see as their growing isolation in French society.

Le Pen's breakthrough in Sunday's first round brought her anti-immigrant National Front (FN) party its highest poll score to date, touching off a round of soul-searching as French elites sought to understand her appeal.

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