More than 700 “foreign workers” were granted legal citizenship due to their contributions to the fight against the epidemic

The French government recently announced that since the outbreak of the epidemic crisis, more than 700 foreign workers in the front line of anti epidemic will be allowed to join French nationality because of their contributions. < p > < p > according to Agence France Presse, the assistant minister in charge of civil affairs, SIAPA, issued a directive to the provinces in mid September this year to “accelerate” and “simplify” the acquisition of French nationality for those who “make positive contributions” in the fight against the epidemic. < / P > < p > in the next three months, provincial governments reported a total of 2890 naturalization applications under this project, of which 693 were about to acquire nationality and 74 had already acquired nationality. < / P > < p > the Minister of Civil Affairs said in a statement that these foreign workers were employed as health professionals, cleaners, nurseries, cashiers and other different occupations, “they have proved their emotional ties with the French nation, and the Republic has taken a step forward for them.” < / P > < p > according to previous instructions to provincial governors, applicants marked as “providing important services” can reduce their minimum length of residence in France from five years to two years. < / P > < p > in 2019, more than 112000 people obtained French citizenship, of which 48000 were naturalized through naturalization, a significant decrease compared with the previous year.