Finally some good news for immigrants

by Ivano Abbadessa - 2015.06.29

After the refugee quotas, the walls to be built and turning boats back at sea, there is some good news on immigration from Spain. The Spanish government has just approved a law that allows foreigners with disabilities to obtain citizenship more easily. The new legislation establishes equal access to Spanish citizenship for people with disabilities. This means that in the process of applying for citizenship (language tests, civic education tests, integration into the jobs market, etc.), people with disabilities will benefit from support to overcome obstacles caused by the handicap. The law overrules any bureaucratic rule that causes direct or indirect discrimination during the process to obtaining citizenship. The law is a real breakthrough because, as shown by a recent survey by West, there are very few national legal systems in Europe that have specific rules on the subject.

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