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France’s Top Court Shows Us That Helping Migrants Is Not a Crime

France’s highest court has just ruled that helping others in need, including undocumented migrants, is protected by the country’s constitution. Expand Migrants rest after having crossed part of the Alps mountain range from Italy into France, near the town of Nevache in southeastern France, December 21, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters/Siegfried Modola The decision comes at a time when people and groups trying to help undocumented migrants – in European countries like Hungary, Italy,  and Malta as well as France – face criminal prosecution, official obstruction of their work, or confiscation of rescue…

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