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Swiss voters approve foreigner deportation plan
AP ^ | 11/28/2010

Posted on 11/28/2010 3:17:06 PM PST by markomalley

Swiss voters on Sunday approved a plan to automatically deport foreigners who commit serious crimes or benefit fraud, in a significant victory for the nationalist party that pushed the proposal against the will of the government.

Some 52.9 percent of voters backed the proposal put forward by the nationalist Swiss People's Party. The plan was opposed by 47.1 percent of voters.

A government-backed counterproposal failed. It would have required case-by-case review by a judge before an individual was deported.

The government will now have to draft a law requiring automatic expulsion of foreigners found guilty of crimes such as murder, rape, drug dealing or benefit fraud.

"The majority of voters have sent a clear signal that they consider foreign criminality to be a serious problem," Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga said in a statement. "The Federal Council respects the will of the people and will set to work on putting the task confided in it into practice."

Under Switzerland's unique political system, any group wanting to change the law can collect 100,000 signatures to force a referendum. Last year the country drew international condemnation after voters defied a government recommendation and approved a law to ban the construction of minarets.

Concern about a perceived rise in crime led a majority of voters to approve the deportation plan in Sunday's referendum.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: illegalaliens

1 posted on 11/28/2010 3:17:08 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Smart people, the Swiss.


2 posted on 11/28/2010 3:19:40 PM PST by neutrino (Globalization is the economic treason that dare not speak its name.(173))
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To: markomalley
It's like the western world woke up one morning and said "WAIT A MINUTE!!" The momentum must continue...

Mike

3 posted on 11/28/2010 3:20:50 PM PST by MichaelP (It's the end of the world as they know it, and I'm so glad!)
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To: markomalley

Related, different source.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2634086/posts


4 posted on 11/28/2010 3:28:59 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: markomalley

...and so the fun starts. This will be interesting to watch. The European Elites do not expect the masses to object to ANY of their plans. This will get interesting.


5 posted on 11/28/2010 3:35:10 PM PST by BobL
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To: markomalley

This shouldn’t even be a question. A felony should mean automatic deportation.


6 posted on 11/28/2010 3:43:12 PM PST by marron
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To: neutrino
Smart people, the Swiss.

Well, that may go for 52.9% of them, but the rest are blathering idiots.

7 posted on 11/28/2010 4:00:26 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Current count of friends/family who have abandoned Obama: 11)
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To: neutrino

“Smart people, the Swiss.”

Perhaps, but the 47% who voted “no” are certifiably crazy...of course, our politicians are worse.


8 posted on 11/28/2010 4:14:29 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: BobL

Remember, Switzerland is not in the European Union, it is just surrounded by it.


9 posted on 11/28/2010 4:18:23 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: markomalley

Yesssssssss!

Bravo, tout le monde!


10 posted on 11/28/2010 4:19:20 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: marron

And, his entire family should accompany him.


11 posted on 11/28/2010 4:28:19 PM PST by FES0844
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To: markomalley
“Know vat ve gonna do nowwwww?...Unpimp ze country!”
12 posted on 11/28/2010 4:32:48 PM PST by RichInOC ("Oh, SCHNAPP!")
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To: markomalley

They avoided the Nazi invasions but how will they fare when surrounded by 3-4 billion Muslims?


13 posted on 11/28/2010 4:50:33 PM PST by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: Soothesayer

They survived Nazis, they’ll survive anything.


14 posted on 11/28/2010 5:15:40 PM PST by BenKenobi (Don’t worry about being effective. Just concentrate on being faithful to the truth.)
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To: BenKenobi

The Swiss essentially bought off the Nazis by saying we’ll hide your warttime booty if you let us remain neutral.


15 posted on 11/28/2010 5:21:09 PM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: markomalley

Wow first no minarets now no criminal foreigners.


16 posted on 11/28/2010 5:23:44 PM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: bjorn14

“The Swiss essentially bought off the Nazis by saying we’ll hide your wartime booty if you let us remain neutral.”

Considering the wartime map, based on results, they seem like a wise bunch.

Much allied intelligence was conducted from inside Switzerland.


17 posted on 11/28/2010 5:35:02 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: marron

I like this but should the new law have wording something to the effect, “knowingly commits a felony”?


18 posted on 11/28/2010 5:35:35 PM PST by WellyP
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To: markomalley
How does this:

automatic expulsion of foreigners found guilty of crimes such as murder, rape, drug dealing or benefit fraud.

Mean this?

European Union — with which Switzerland has signed a bilateral treaty guaranteeing freedom of movement — would probably object to its citizens being automatically deported without the chance of judicial review, he (Kohen) said.

Apparently Mr. Kohen doesn't consider being found guilty *in a court of law* to be "judicial review".

Delusional.

19 posted on 11/28/2010 5:36:27 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

What’s the EU going to do? Invade?

Not gonna happen. They should just deport everyone who’s committed the equivalent of a felony and let the EU sort everything out.


20 posted on 11/28/2010 5:41:33 PM PST by BenKenobi (Don’t worry about being effective. Just concentrate on being faithful to the truth.)
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To: markomalley

Wonder what the split was in terms of men/women?


21 posted on 11/28/2010 5:48:53 PM PST by ikka
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To: markomalley

And I love their rifles.

I wonder how difficult it is to learn Swiss.


22 posted on 11/28/2010 5:59:55 PM PST by SampleMan (If all of the people currently oppressed shared a common geography, bullets would already be flying.)
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And I love their rifles.
I wonder how difficult it is to learn Swiss.


My favorite rifle is my straight-pull K31. The Swiss speak French, German/Schweizerdeutsch, Italian, and Romanisch. I wonder if this law will cover Polanski?
23 posted on 11/28/2010 6:25:21 PM PST by Hiddigeigei ("Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish," said Dionysus - Euripides)
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To: markomalley

There’s an article in the FR archives about a guy with a long criminal rap deported to Trinidad. MSM ran a sob story on his plight.


24 posted on 11/28/2010 6:33:12 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Hiddigeigei

I have an 1889, a 89/11, and a couple of K-31s. I think the 1911 was the most elegant of them, but the K-31s are very nice. The 7.5mm Swiss is also a fantastic cartridge. It took the US almost 60 years to catch up.


25 posted on 11/29/2010 3:39:28 AM PST by SampleMan (If all of the people currently oppressed shared a common geography, bullets would already be flying.)
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