PP leader proposes integration bill if he wins; Spain calls plan alarming

Spain’s Opposition leader, Mariano Rajoy, said that if the Partido Popular wins the next general election, he will introduce a bill for an integration contract which would be legally binding and will allow for immigrants to be expelled from the country if they don’t comply. Also outlined in his plan, the State would guarantee foreigners the same rights as Spanish citizens and would respect their customs as long as they do not contravene the Constitution. In return, foreigners who wanted a residence permit for more than a year would have to agree to obey Spanish law, respect the customs, learn the language, pay taxes, and return to the country of origin if he/she does not find employment.