Portugal Tightens Immigration Rules

Non-European Union immigrants to Portugal will no longer be able to obtain residency if they come to the country without an employment contract, even if they pay social security for a year, as was possible under the previous policy known as “manifestation of interest” under the Socialists, according to Reuters. Now, migrants will need such a contract to enter Portugal if they want to become residents.

Andre Ventura, leader of the anti-immigration party Chega — the third largest in the country after the most recent elections — deemed the toughened measures “weak” and “ineffective,” according to Reuters.

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