Twenty years ago, the term "foreigner", used by the media and politicians, meant someone who was not "from here". Faced with a "foreigner", I was actually able to define myself.

This "otherness" allowed me in turn to formulate my own identity (my origin, my gender, my skin colour, etc.) when faced with someone else, somebody who was different and whose origin was elsewhere. It seems to me that otherness, whether I like it or not, is challenged by the presence of a "foreigner" in my (social, economic, spatial) vicinity. This person, who is "foreign to me", makes me wonder about myself; in turn, I am just as foreign to him or her. Foreign to each other, if we are not afraid of each other, we are invited to meet, endowed with the same dignity.

The Secretariat of State for Immigration has decided to take in 100 resettled people in 2013 (especially from the Great Lakes region).

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