French President Emmanuel Macron was captured on video earlier this week by French media telling a Moroccan woman whose visa had expired to “return back to your country.” The woman, according to the video and translation below, wanted to say in France to care for her sick parents:
French President Emmanuel Macron told this Moroccan Asylum Seeker to "go back to Morocco" pic.twitter.com/uVwT3Nng0V
— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) November 27, 2017
Macron went on to tell the woman, “we should protect, receive and help only helpless people who face security risks in their own countries.”
From Al Arabiya:
The woman had entered France on an expired commercial visa, and she sought Macron to help her with getting a permanent residency to look after her sick parents who reside in France. However, Macron rejected her request and saying that “France cannot accommodate all those who come on visas and want to stay after.”
Maybe he gets it?
— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) December 1, 2017