MPs want citizenship test loophole closed
Thursday 17 July 2008
A large majority of MPs want the cabinet to take immediate steps to close the legal loophole which exempts people from non-Western countries coming to Holland to join husbands and wives from taking a citizenship test in their country of origin.
Earlier this week, judges in Amsterdam said the compulsory test did not have to be taken abroad by people coming to the Netherlands for family reasons.
'This demand is a vital part of the integration process,' Labour MP Jeroen Dijsselbloem told the AD.
Liberal (VVD) MP Henk Kamp told the AD he backed a ban on anyone with poor chances of finding work and who does not speak Dutch or English.