France to accept very few Tunisian migrants: minister

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France said Tuesday it would let Tunisian migrants who have fled to Italy after a political uprising in their homeland to seek refuge on French soil only in a few "very marginal" cases.

"France's position is not to reward illegal immigration," European Affairs Minister Laurent Wauquiez told a news conference.

"The interior ministry will examine on a case by case basis those who qualify for the right to immigration. Those cases can only be very marginal," he added.

© 2011 AFP

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