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Der rote Pass beschleunigt die Integration

06.02.2017 , in ((Politics)) , ((No Comments))

Migrantinnen und Migranten, die die Schweizer Staatsbürgerschaft vor mehr als 15 Jahren an einer Urnenabstimmung in ihrer Gemeinde knapp erhielten, sind heute sozial viel besser integriert als diejenigen, deren Gesuche an der Urne knapp abgelehnt wurden. Zu diesem Schluss kommt die vom Schweizerischen Nationalfonds unterstützte Studie citizenship.ch der Universitäten Zürich, Stanford und der London School of Economics. ...

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«Welchen Nutzen bringt Staatsbürgerschaft?»

19.01.2017 , in ((Politics)) , ((No Comments))

Die Abstimmung über die erleichterte Einbürgerung von Personen der dritten Ausländergeneration vom 12. Februar wirft erneut die Frage nach dem Nutzen von Staatsbürgerschaft auf. Wissenschaftliche Studien belegen, dass dieser Nutzen weit über politische Mitsprache hinausgeht. Noch wichtiger als jeglicher greifbare Nutzen ist jedoch das symbolische Signal, das mit der anstehenden Abstimmung ausgesendet wird. ...

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Warning: Contains Traces of Gender-Discrimination

16.12.2016 , in ((Politics)) , ((No Comments))

The issue of whether EU (labor) migration law respects the principle of gender equality as it is supposed to is so far understudied. This attempt of exposing some gender-related flaws in the EU migration law shortly discusses the gender-neutrality of the EU Blue Card Directive and the Seasonal Workers Directive as two examples of EU migration law. And, it is used as evidence that the EU asylum and migration law does indeed contain traces of gender-discrimination. ...

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US—India Visa Fee Controversy before the WTO: A Migration-Mobility Nexus for the WTO?

27.10.2016 , in ((Politics)) , ((No Comments))

Trumping over the US election campaign is also a visa dispute at the WTO. On trial stands a bill by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services to double application fees for H1-B visa. India brought its complaint before the WTO on March 2016, alleging that the US had breached its legally binding market access commitments. The US-India dispute could set a precedent if it were to confirm the WTO’s judicial competence over visa – traditionally considered a national prerogative. ...

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The Reform of the EU Blue Card Directive – Good Things Take Time

20.09.2016 , in ((Politics)) , ((No Comments))

On 7 June 2016, the European Commission has published a proposal to amend the EU Blue Card Directive, the often criticized legal instrument regulating highly skilled immigration by Third Country Nationals into the EU. So far, the Directive has mostly been used by Germany – 12’108 Blue Cards out of a total of 13’852 issued in the EU in 2014 – whereas other Member States have been more reticent. Will the new proposal finally succeed in strengthening the EU’s competitiveness by attracting (and retaining) highly skilled workers? ...

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