Swiss voters have backed a referendum proposal for the automatic expulsion of non-Swiss citizens for certain crimes.
Attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany have “utterly failed”, Chancellor Angela Merkel says.
Clashes between immigrants and locals in a southern Italian town entered a second day on Friday, with the government rushing extra police to try to stem one of the worst episodes of racial unrest in years.
The violence inflamed a long-running political debate on immigration, with the interior minister saying years of excessive “tolerance” were behind the violence, and the opposition accusing the government of fuelling xenophobia.
President Giorgio Napolitano called for an immediate end to the unrest, during which at least 37 people, including 18 policemen, have been injured.
An adopted teen who has lived in Port St. Joe, Fla. since she was 3 faces possible deportation to England for refusing a vaccination, she and her mother say.
Canada’s ethno-cultural communities no longer need special status, says the minister in charge of multiculturalism.
Jason Kenney said Canada’s minorities are strong and rich enough to support themselves and should compete with “old-stock” Canadians and other ethnic groups for cultural funding.
“We don’t need to force the issue of diversity, it’s there,” he said in an interview with Sun Media. “The challenges of today aren’t turning Canada into a diverse society. It already is.”
The Government has failed to ‘get control’ of the issue of immigration, ministers admitted today.
Phill Woolas, the Immigration Minister, said he was not surprised by findings of a poll which showed that nearly eight out of ten people believe all unemployed foreign migrants should be asked to leave the UK.
Mr Woolas said the the British people would never be comfortable with immigration until they believe ministers have a firm grip on the nation’s borders.