It is official: Children of migrants living in Portugal for a year will be entitled to nationality




The left-wing parties and the PAN today approved, in parliament, in a final global vote, an amendment to the Nationality Law, which allows the children of immigrants living in Portugal for a year to be Portuguese.


The members of the PSD, CDS, Liberal Initiative and Chega voted against, but the law was passed with the votes of PS, BE, PCP, PAN, PEV, and the non-registered deputy Joacine Katar Moreira.


The BE also invoked the rule that extended the principle of "jus soli", give the nationality to those born in Portugal, regardless of the legal situation in which the parents are, but was sinking by the PS, PSD, CDS, PAN, Liberal Initiative, Chega and the non-registered deputies Joacine Katar Moreira (ex-Livre) and Cristina Rodrigues (ex-PAN).


The reduction of this period is explained by the former minister in this way: "It is the time criterion used by the United Nations and the European Union to distinguish immigration from other movements of people or tourists, from people on business visits or in short stays."


SOURCE: Executive Digest, July 23, 2020.

 

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