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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-03-30

Under EU rules, asylum seekers may be uprooted a second time

An estimated 22,000 asylum seekers currently in France are in a situation of legal limbo. They are deemed eligible to apply for asylum in the EU - but under what's known as the Dublin Regulation, they have to return to the EU country where they were first formally registered. That usually means Greece, Italy or Hungary - but can also be Germany or Sweden. Our team went to meet some of these asylum seekers in Paris, who now face the prospect of being uprooted again.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Laura Burloux.

By Sophie GUIGNON , Fanny ALLARD , Sylvain ROUSSEAU , Christopher MOORE

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Shoshana FINE

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