The coronavirus epidemic has led to a wind of solidarity in France towards workers on the front line fighting against the pandemic. They have had to work in very difficult conditions, also risking to be exposed to the virus. And among them, foreign workers have also had to face the epidemic on the front line.
This past September, minister delegate to Citizenship Marlène Schiappa insisted to enable foreign people to be able to become naturalized easier, enjoying the notion of “major service rendered”. It enables to lower between 2 to 5 years the necessity stay-length on the French territory before being able to apply for French citizenship.
#Citoyenneté | Suite à ma consigne aux Préfets de naturaliser les étrangers qui ont travaillé en 1ère ligne pendant le confinement, 2890 demandes ont été reçues par le ministère @Interieur_Gouv
Les derniers chiffres ici 👇🏾https://t.co/hDj9l5ZXeQ
— 🇫🇷 MarleneSchiappa (@MarleneSchiappa) December 22, 2020
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Tweet reads: “#Citizenship | Following my recommendation to Prefects as to naturalizing foreigners who worked on the frontline during lockdown, 2,890 applications have been received by the [Interior] Ministry. Latest data here”
“Health professionals, cleaners, child caregivers, cashiers… They proved their attachment to the nation, it is now the Republic’s turn to make a step towards them”: this Tuesday December 22, Marlène Schiappa’s office says that since then, 74 people have become naturalized. 693 foreigners are about to be naturalized. All in all, the different prefectures in France have recorded 2,890 applications within three months.