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Swiss Reject Automatic Expulsion of Foreign Criminals

Voters in Switzerland have rejected a proposal to automatically deport foreign residents convicted of even minor crimes. The initiative, put forward by the right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP), was rejected Sunday by 59 percent of voters, the government website showed. Under the proposal, foreigners would have been deported after completing sentences for serious crimes like murder, rape and armed robbery, or for two lesser crimes committed in a 10-year period, such as speeding,...

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