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Switzerland eases paspoortregels for grandchildren of immigrants

Switzerland eases paspoortregels for grandchildren of immigrants

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The Swiss people Sunday in a referendum agreed with the relaxation of the paspoortregels for grandchildren of immigrants. The ruling is a defeat for the right-wing parties.

According to broadcaster SRF consent is expected to be sixty percent of the Swiss before the modification of the rules.

Opponents argue that the easing of the paspoortregels the safety of Switzerland is endangered. Extreme right-wing groups had campaigned against the new measure which was proposed by both government and parliament.

About a quarter of the Swiss population consists of people with a non-Swiss origin. The government believes that the third generation of immigrants who have ever been to Switzerland came, a Swiss citizen should be able to get.

Well integrated

Now, it is still the case that this third generation of a long and trailing audit trail must endure before they have a Swiss passport. The new rules make this easy for well-integrated citizens of non-Swiss descent who in the country are born.

They need to have a Swiss passport to get into Switzerland, education, the cultural values of the country have embraced, the language proficiency and income.

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