November 29, 2010
Swiss Voters Approve Harsher Deportation Plan
In Switzerland voters were asked to decide whether foreigners who have been found guilty of murder, rape, drugs trafficking and other serious offences should be deported. The proposal came from the conservative Swiss People’s Party (SVP) – the country’s largest.
Last year the SVP backed a referendum banning the construction of new minarets on mosques in Switzerland.
Supporters of the proposal claim immigrants to Switzerland are disproportionately responsible for crime and should not be allowed to stay in the country.
The proposal is the initiative of the right-wing Swiss People's Party, the party which also masterminded last year's successful campaign to ban the building of minarets in Switzerland.
The People's Party points to the fact that foreigners are overrepresented in Swiss jails - about 70% of the inmates are foreign, while 23% of Switzerland's overall population is foreign.
"We have in Switzerland two kinds of foreigners, the foreigners who want to work and respect our laws, and these foreigners are welcome," said Patrick Freudiger, a member of the youth branch of the People's Party.
"Then we have other foreigners who commit crimes, who don't want to work," he added.
This is their ad, it is two contrasting images.
The first is a rear view of four young women holding hands and standing in the shallows of Lake Zurich.
Swiss voters approved an initiative to automatically expel foreign residents convicted of serious crimes.
Of course, the initiative has been criticized by human rights groups.
Swiss voters have approved a far-right initiative to automatically expel foreign residents convicted of serious crimes, according to poll results.
Swiss national broadcaster SF1 said 52.9 percent of voters backed the initiative in Sunday’s referendum, a plan proposed by the nationalist Swiss People’s Party (SVP).
A counter-proposal put forth by the Swiss government, which would make expulsion dependent on the length of a prison term rather on an arbitrary list of offenses, appears to have been rejected by most voters, according to preliminary results. Currently, decisions to expel foreigners convicted of serious crimes are made on a case-by-case basis.
The initiative, which would apply to foreigners convicted of crimes like murder, rape or trafficking in drugs or people, has been criticized by human rights groups and legal experts, who said it could disregard international anti-discrimination treaties and the free movement of peoples under European Union law.
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.
Why Switzerland Has The Lowest Crime Rate In The World
Check out the stickers on the back wall of the fathers gun locker.
FIGHT CRIME SHOOT BACK!
Wild Thing's comment........
Good for the Swiss to stand up to the Third World scum who trash their nation and refuse to respect Swiss culture and laws. This referendum will not be liked by Liberals and Free Trade Open Borders Globalists....but the Swiss stepped up
Need to do this in America.
What a concept; If your in our country abide by our laws or get thrown out.
I also like their other idea of everyable-bodied citizen having military training and keeping their weapons at home with a full battle load, makes for a polite society. And the government provides the ammo, this is for target practice for the annual shooting festival.
Here is the SIG 556
Here in the States:
Posted by Wild Thing at November 29, 2010 12:55 AM
At least someone in Eurabia has the balls to stand up to the muzzies. Seems to me the U.S. had the concept of all able-bodied citizens bearing arms and able to defend themselves...where did I see that??? Oh, ya! The Constitution and the other founding docs of this nation. Gee, maybe our leaders should read the Constitution and take inspiration there and in the Swiss style of defense and stop trying to castrate our ability to defend ourselves. I love the idea of chucking out the rotten apples who enter this country -- legally or not -- and who commit violent crimes.
Posted by: petesuj at November 29, 2010 09:50 AM
Does that mean Polanski will be deported for trial here in the U.S. for rape and child molestation.
Posted by: Mark at November 29, 2010 12:12 PM
Are those the virgins of the 'Edelweis', why are they standing there ?
Posted by: Mark at November 29, 2010 02:50 PM
Pete, I wish we could do something similar here, at least we could stop building mosques and saudi schools for a start.
Posted by: Wild Thing at November 29, 2010 11:39 PM