Fadela Amara, a daughter of Algerian migrants, rises as an outspoken, leftist minister of urban affairs in France amidst Nicolas Sarkozy’s controversial comments and proposals relating to immigrants in France. Citing that exploitation is rife, Amara is fighting the proposal to legitimize a French citizenry by requiring immigrants to submit to DNA tests in order to prove they have relatives in France. Amara is encouraging youth from immigrant families and suburban slums to embrace a more inclusionary role in French identity.

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