Immigrants must pass an exam on Dutch language and culture before being allowed to move to the Netherlands. That does not apply to immigrants from US, Canada, Australia, Japan and other EU states.
Legal immigrants already there must take a Dutch language course at their own expense.
Immigrants guilty of any minor crime, such as shoplifting, during their first three years in the country can be deported.
People can bring in a husband or wife only once they are 24 years old, and do not depend on welfare benefits. The measures are aimed at curbing international arranged marriages.
26,000 illegal immigrants are being deported, some of whom have been in the country for ten years and have established families.
Clampdown on foreign imams working in mosques. They must show their appreciation of Dutch values.
I still don’t agree with them on euthanasia of children, doctors having a choice as to who to kill, and gay marriage.
But I do agree with them on immigration. Since no one above the state level seems to care about immigration, and even many people on the state level say decrying illegal immigration is “racist,” I don’t know that we are ever going to be able to do anything about it. We’ve already had thousands killed in the US by legal immigrants. What will it take to wake up our politicians to the idea that illegal immigration is bad for our country economically and dangerous to boot? I don’t know. But I’m sure whatever it is will be horrific. That seems to be the only way to get them moving on something. I can only hope we don’t lose thousands more first.
I originally saw the Times Online article at Euphoric Reality