Mamoudou Gassama: Balcony rescue highlights French immigration row

Mamoudou Gassama: Balcony rescue highlights French immigration row
 

If you come to France without the right papers and you want to get French citizenship, then it's really quite simple.
As the case of Mamoudou Gassama goes to show, all you have to do is pull off something "exceptional".
Actually that is not being flippant. It is in the civil code.
Article 21-19 says that a fast-track naturalisation procedure is possible for a foreign national who has "performed exceptional services for France, or whose naturalisation would be of exceptional interest for France".
This is what President Emmanuel Macron was invoking when he congratulated... read more

 
30 May 2018 in World News, Views: 28
Source: BBC
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