French government promotes nationality grant to 'immigrants who fought at the forefront of COVID-19'

The French government is implementing a program to promote and accelerate nationality for migrants fighting as healthcare professionals and cleaning professionals at the forefront of a pandemic due to the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19). More than 2,800 people have already applied for this program.

Travailleurs étrangers en première ligne pendant le confinement: 2 890 demandes de naturalisation / Communiqués / Actualités --Ministère de l'Intérieur

France rewards hundreds of frontline immigrant workers with citizenship --CBS News

In France, the number of people infected with COVID-19 reached 2.51 million as of December 24, 2020, and more than 61,000 people have died so far. In France, which is in the midst of a tough battle with COVID-19, on December 7th, a program was announced that would make it easier to acquire French nationality if you could prove that you are in a profession related to COVID-19.

And on December 22, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship said, 'Healthcare professionals, cleaning professionals, childcare workers, store salespeople, etc. have proved their dedication to the country. One step towards them. We, the Republic, are the ones to take the step forward, 'and announced that there were already more than 2,800 applications through this program. As of the 22nd, 693 people are in the final stage of the acquisition process, and 74 people have already acquired it.

French nationality usually takes several years to complete, but it has been reported that COVID-19 has delayed paperwork. For this reason, in September the government urged local authorities to accelerate and accelerate the process of acquiring nationality for foreign workers who actively participated in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reconnaissance de l'engagement des ressortissants étrangers pendant l'ét at d'urgence de la COVID-19 / La nationalité française / Accueil et accompagnement --Immigration, asile, accueil et accompagnement des étrangers en France --Ministère de l'Intérieur de-la-COVID-19

In addition, about 112,000 people acquired French nationality in 2019, which is 18% less than the number in 2015.

This is not the first time the French government has set up such a special case for acquiring nationality, and in 2018, an immigrant man who rescued a child who was about to fall from an apartment was given French nationality and a job as a firefighter.

A man who climbed an apartment without a lifeline and rescued a child was praised as 'Real Spider-Man!' And reached a big turning point in his life --GIGAZINE

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