Syrian Refugees in the Netherlands Concerned About a Proposal To Amend the Naturalization Law

A proposal to amend the naturalization law in the Netherlands is giving refugees cause for concern, writes Syria TV.

Syrians in the Netherlands are anxiously awaiting the formation of the new government, despite the fact that one of the major parties supporting them obtained good results in the parliamentary elections last month. Syrians fear that the largest party in the Netherlands wants to suggest amending the naturalization law in the country after the formation of the government.

The Dutch parties are consulting with each other this month to form the new government amid escalating disagreements.

The Syrian refugees fear that the proposed amendments will be approved by the People’s Party (VVD) headed by Rutte, especially since some European countries recently began to reassess the situation in Syria, such as Sweden and Denmark, which recently decided to deport a number of Syrian refugees to their homeland.

In recent months, the Syrian refugees breathed a sigh of relief after the proposal of the VVD to raise the level of the language requirement was rejected.

The VVD proposal is one of the provisions of the government agreement in which a number of ruling parties participated in the outgoing government in the Netherlands.


This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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