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Georgians benefit from French health service via asylum claims

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By: Luke SHRAGO | FRANCE 2
5 min

As part of a broader debate on immigration, French MPs are debating free medical care given to asylum seekers. Since 2007, Georgians no longer need a visa to visit France. Critics say many of them take advantage of the law to apply for asylum and benefit from free healthcare. Last year saw 7,000 Georgians claiming asylum in France - a higher number than Syrians or Iraqis. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Luke Shrago.

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A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett.

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