Kaltrina: Child and foreigner, which criteria prevails?

Kaltrina arrived in France as a minor of 16-years old. Photo credit Anastasia PAPADOPOULOS

"I am a very determined person. If I want something, I get it." Kaltrina's* eyes, as always adorned with a sharp line of eyeliner, shine with determination. And yet, obtaining the right to stay in France was anything but easy for her. On the eve of the renewal of her residence permit, the 21-year-old Albanian tells me her story for the first time.