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What is the “student deposit” provided for by the immigration law and criticized by Macron ?

The immigration law provides for the establishment of a deposit required from foreign students. Emmanuel Macron declared that this measure was not a "good idea", Wednesday, December 20, during an interview with "C à you".

If the immigration law was é voted in Parliament, Tuesday December 19, Emmanuel Macron indicated during an interview for the show C à you, Wednesday December 20 in the evening, that certain provisions did not make it “jump to the ceiling”. Among these, the deposit required from foreign students. 'I don't think it's a good idea […] because I think we need to continue to do this. “to attract students and talents from all over the world,” explained Emmanuel Macron. "Saying 'because you & are foreigners, you are asked for a deposit', that is not the message from France [.. .] çit can be reworked", assuredé the President. This measure aims à finance a possible "removal measure" after the end of their residence permit. The exact amount of the deposit is not yet known. Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne clarified: that it could be "10 à 20 euros", indicates BFMTV. Concretely, a sum must be deposited into a blocked account. It is intended for cover possible travel costs, explains Le Parisien. This sum will then be returned to foreign students when they leave France. 

University presidents and heads of major schools have criticized This measure. In a press release; published Wednesday December 20, France Universités deplores that the immigration law "comes to attack the values ​​on which the Universités is based. French: those of universalism, of openness and welcome, of the free and fruitful circulation of knowledge, of ;#39;spirit of the Enlightenment. University presidents added : "Access to knowledge and & training cannot be hindered by such restrictive and unfounded financial considerations, the image of the establishment of a return deposit or a limitation of social assistance. International students are an asset to our country, and contribute to the dynamism of our community. academic." 

Le Monde reports that the Minister of Education, Sylvie Retaileau, indicatedé &agrav; Elisabeth Borne that the text did not conform to either his vision of society, nor what it considers desirable and defensible for higher education and research. However, those around him did not want to comment on a possible resignation.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116