THE ‘ANNOYING’ FACTOR
The partisan fuss over immigration continues. Things are way worse overseas, though. Industrious researchers at the Republican National Committee delved into multiple press accounts and government records to determine immigration policies in five other nations.
“Looking at the immigration policies of foreign countries shows how lax America’s immigration system really is,” The researchers stated. Here’s what they found. In Switzerland, foreigners who wish to become naturalized face a vetting process which can include naming local cheeses and approval by the local population,” the researchers said, noting that one applicant who had lived in Switzerland for 34 years and spoke fluent Swiss-German was rejected for being “too annoying.” The nation also bars foreigners from naturalization if they have been on social welfare within three years of their application.
Switzerland, along with Denmark and Germany, also have laws allowing officials to seize cash and