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France cuts back on visas granted to Maghreb nationals over immigration policy

Source: France 24

France will slash the number of visas available to nationals from Maghreb countries because of their governments’ refusal to take back illegal migrants sent home by the French authorities, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said on Tuesday.

Immigration is becoming a key campaign issue for the French presidential election set for April next year, with right-wing and far-right parties challenging centrist President Emmanuel Macron’s policies. Macron has not yet said whether he will stand for re-election.

Attal said the French government would halve the number of visas available to nationals from Algeria and Morocco and reduce those for Tunisians by almost a third.

“It is a decision that is made necessary as these countries do not accept back nationals whom we do not want and cannot keep in France,” he told French Europe 1 radio.

Read more: https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210928-france-cuts-back-on-visas-granted-to-maghreb-nationals-over-immigration-policy



The government says this action is not related to upcoming presidential election. I imagine it won't hurt Macron though.
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