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Convicted foreigners may lose residence permit in ČR

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Prague, Oct 2 (CTK) – The foreigners who will be sentenced to more than three years in prison over a deliberate crime or who were repeatedly convicted will have their residence permit cancelled, the Czech Chamber of Deputies decided Friday.

However, the lower house has refused to order the courts to expel the repeat criminals from the ranks of foreigners directly.

The legislation is yet to be passed by the Senate and signed by President Milos Zeman.

The NGOs helping migrants have criticised the toughened rules and asked the lawmakers not to back them.

“The proposals are to avoid the evaluation of the adequacy and to cancel the stays and expel automatically,” Pavel Cizinsky, from the consortium of NGOs working with migrants, said recently.

Pointing out the European legislative, he stressed that if a residence permit is to be cancelled, the adequacy of the decision should always be taken into consideration.

The Chamber of Deputies has passed the proposal that the Refugee Facilities Administration provide the released refugees who have no money with 400 crowns for a ticket and food.

Under the amendment, the Interior Ministry will also give subsidies to the municipalities within whose bounds refugees centres are located.

The legislation also makes it possible to detain asylum seekers if there is a reasonable suspicion that they pose a danger to national security.

It also establishes the right to reject asylum seekers if they committed a “very cruel act, even if allegedly politically-motivated” abroad.

Under the amendment, asylum seekers are to be allowed to start to work six months after the asylum proceedings start. Now it is one year.

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