Free of documents: Leïla Slimani challenges Emmanuel Macron

The novelist Leïla Slimani, personal representative of Emmanuel Macron for the Francophonie, regretted the fact that the president did not defend "with more force and coldness" the undocumented during an exchange with a veteran this week, in a forum published Saturday The world.

On 6 November in Verdun, a veteran asked the head of state "when will you remove irregularities from our country?" and the latter replied that those entitled to asylum would be welcome but that "those who can live freely in their own country must be renewed", recalls the Franco-Moroccan author.

>> The exchange between the veteran and the head of state is visible below:

"He could have told him dryly that we do not talk about people summarizing them as" not documented "." "It seems to me that Emmanuel Macron could have defended with more force and coldness those whom this man dreams of putting out, and he could have answered dryly that we do not talk about people summarizing them with the word" without "documents," deplores the 39; intellectual, Goncourt prize 2016. "He could have told him, since we have to defend" complex thinking ", that immigration is such a complex question because it is human, painful, existential", he says.

The words "more and more common". "This veteran, I know him, or rather, I recognize him." That bitter voice, that harsh tone, that haughty way of spitting out the syllables when he says "without papers." All the metrics of France will tell you, all the Arabs, the blacks, the without or with the documents will confirm it: these observations are more and more current ", regrets the novelist Emmanuel Macron appointed Leila Slimani in November 2017 as his" representative " "for the French-speaking world: during the campaign he publicly asked to vote for him during the two rounds.

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