On 15 June 2022, a proposal put forward by Stefania Prezioso Batou, a federal parliamentarian from Geneva, to grant automatic citizenship to those born in Switzerland was rejected by 112 to 75 votes in Switzerland’s federal parliament, reported 20 Minutes. © David Taljat | Dreamstime.comBatou would like to see the introduction of jus soli where a child born in Switzerland to foreign parents and schooled in Switzerland would automatically qualify for Swiss citizenship at the age of 18. Those against the idea argued that being born and raised in Switzerland did not guarantee integration. Gaining Swiss citizenship is slow and difficult. In the end, many who call Switzerland home never get around to becoming Swiss, sometimes after several generations.
Source: Le News June 17, 2022 23:06 UTC