French senator claims thousands of Iraqis and Syrians are being granted asylum ‘illegally’
The Senator previously worked as a rapporteur on prime minister Manuel Valls’s asylum seeker policy reform, and for the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless people, OFPRA.
Mr Buffet says that migrants looking to flee the ISIS-led war in Iraq and Syria by seeking refuge in France are “bypassing” the proper asylum application process by asking for long-stay visas in embassies abroad instead, and claims that a French diplomat in Beirut confirms this trend.
He says that French embassies located in countries neighbouring Iraq and Syria, including Lebanon and Jordan, are... read more
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