Sarkozy has cheated on naturalization

by Fabiana Settanni - 2012.11.12

In France, a parliamentary report regarding the fall in the number of naturalizations observed from 2010 to 2012 stabs at the former right-wing leaders. They have been accused of interfering in the dossier evaluation. It seems that the former ruling class got round regulations, disregarding on purpose the measures concerning the tightening of the criteria required for the evaluation of the citizenship appeals. To this end, they sent a series of “confidential circulars” directly to the Prefects. Thereby, the number of dossiers rejected increased. They were two out of ten from 2000 to 2010, while they totaled more than five out of ten in 2011. The report finally lists a great number of recommendations about the measures to introduce for a more flexible evaluation of the dossiers, as wished by the Minister of the Interior Manuel Valls.

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