Monday, September 22, 2008
Spain Pays Muslims To Go Back To Dar al-Islam
Paying immigrants to go home, from Redneck's Revenge:
Mail Online - Spain will pay jobless immigrants to go home under new plans revealed. The measure was approved at a Cabinet meeting after a largely symbolic fast-track passage through Parliament.
The plan, which will come into force in around a month, targets tens of thousands of non-EU citizens who have been laid off in Spain and are entitled to unemployment benefits.
Under the scheme a jobless worker would receive a payment based on how long they have been working and how much they have been contributed into the social security system.
The average lump sum is expected to be between six and 18 months worth of unemployment benefit.They will receive the sum in two parts - 40 per cent while in Spain and 60 per cent when they have returned to their native country.
The programme is voluntary, and applies to people from 19 non-EU countries with which Spain has agreed that social security benefits accrued in one nation can be paid out in the other.
People who sign up for it must agree not to come back to Spain for three years, with the promise they will be able to recover their work and residency permits after that.
Spain can't find it in their collective self to say what they mean. Until they do, this initiative won't work.