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megimoo
11-27-2010, 10:07 PM
Switzerland Debates Tough Deportation Proposal

Voters in Switzerland will go to the polls on Sunday to decide on a proposal to automatically deport foreigners who commit crimes.
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The proposed new law envisages automatic deportation, with no right of appeal, for foreigners who commit a wide variety of crimes, ranging from murder and rape, to breaking and entering, drug dealing, and social security fraud.
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Almost one in four people living in Switzerland is not actually Swiss, although a great many were actually born in the country.

Switzerland's naturalisation process is one of the toughest in Europe, and becoming Swiss remains a long, complicated and expensive process.
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"There has been almost a cultural clash in this campaign, where they say we have to defend Switzerland and Swiss values. And that is what this is about far more than a few hundred criminal foreigners," he said.

"It's a bit hard to believe that even if this initiative is adopted it's going to reduce crime in any way in this country."


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11847113