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Swiss vote to expell immigrants who commit crimes.


Switzerland is leading by example!

From AOL News…

Swiss voters have approved a plan to automatically deport foreigners convicted of crimes ranging from murder to filing false insurance claims.

The new law passed with nearly 53 percent of votes cast on Sunday, highlighting a growing unease in Switzerland about foreigners from often poor countries in Africa or Asia who immigrate to Europe and then commit crimes. Those feelings have been exacerbated by the economic crisis across the continent, where governments are stretching to pay for public benefits.

Switzerland has particularly tough immigration laws that prevent many foreigners from obtaining citizenship, and also has strict municipal rules governing the building of mosque minarets and other features of minority communities.

“First the Muslims and minarets, now criminals,” Mohammed, a Lebanese native who lives in Switzerland, told Reuters. “We’re not all criminals.”

Currently, foreigners who commit crimes are deported from Switzerland on a case-by-case basis. The new law calls for immediate expulsion of those convicted of several serious crimes, including rape, drug trafficking and some white-collar crimes like insurance fraud.