Switzerland Rejects Citizenship Bids of Residents Who Have Been on Welfare
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2018-01-12 11:30:43 UTC
Sounds like a plan.

Switzerland Rejects Citizenship Bids of Residents Who Have Been on Welfare
A new civil rights act has come into force in Switzerland that prevents
residents who have been on welfare in the past three years from becoming
citizens unless they pay back the money they received to the state.
The new regulations will make it impossible for asylum seekers and migrants
who have lived off state handouts in the last three years to become citizens
even if they have lived in Switzerland as permanent residents for the
required time to make a citizenship application, Kronen Zeitung reports.

The previous law allowed migrants to apply for citizenship as long as they
were not on state benefits at the time of their application.

Along with the welfare stipulation, the new act requires migrants to
demonstrate a greater level of integration than before including making them
prove they have a certain number of Swiss friends and acquaintances.

Language requirements vary by canton with most expecting an intermediate
level of language proficiency judged on the Common European Framework of
Reference for Languages (CEFR) at the B1 or B2 level.

While Switzerland is not a member of the European Union, asylum seekers have
attempted to flood into the country through the southern Italian border.
While many have used Switzerland as a transit country to reach Germany,
others have remained in the Alpine state.

Various cantons and cities in Switzerland have attempted to push back
against the tide of migrants by making it less appealing for them to come to
the country. Late last year, the city of Zurich voted to dramatically cut
benefits to failed asylum seekers who were in so-called "F-status" in which
they cannot be deported.

Many of the migrants entering Switzerland have also come without any form of
identification, making it even more difficult to process their asylum claim
or deport those not approved for asylum status.

Swiss national councillor Simonetta Sommaruga revealed late last year that
the government is unaware of the true identity of nine out of 10 asylum
seekers in the country.
Mr. Man-wai Chang
2018-01-12 15:27:00 UTC
Post by BurfordTJustice
Sounds like a plan.
Who wants poor or broke neigbourhood? :)
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: On Sat, 13 Jan 2018 22:37:46 +0800, "Mr. Man-wai Chang"
: <***@gmail.com> wrote:
: >That's why a good country has social welfare or social security
: >department to take care of these broke people?
: In your dreams.
: Of course we could spend what time is given our life to determine
: discrete measure comprises life quality: We should work together
: either into the next century, from once here to Kingdom Come, so to
: comprise our time in metaphysic realms and philosophical rigors of
: superstition and spirituality.
: Either give up your family ties and responsibilities, to endeavor this
: essay, or not;- Someone must and no doubt always will.
: Professor Sir Michael Marmot, of the World Health Organisation, first
: coined the term "status syndrome". His studies show death among those
: on the lower rungs of the career ladder was four times higher than
: those at the top;...a direct link with control individuals have over
: their lives;...he also correlates the same rules apply in poorer
: countries.
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