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Refugee Eats His Passport to Avoid Deportation From France

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Refugees from North Africa in Lampedusa, Italy

Refugees from North Africa in Lampedusa, Italy. Image: Vito Manzari.

In the French city of Toulouse, an illegal immigrant from Gambia ate a few pages of his passport hoping to escape deportation, local newspaper La Depeche du Midi reported.

It was reported that a 34-year-old man named Bubacarr tried to seek asylum in France, but was arrested and taken to Toulouse airport for deportation. The desperate refugee did not want to return home and was ready to stay at all costs: when he was asked to show his documents at the border control, he tore out the passport’s pages with his photo and personal data, and swallowed them.

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