[31/07/2011] [Portugal] [Forschungsarbeit] [Mehrsprachig]
Beitrag von : Country Coordinator Portugal
Autoren : Claire Healy
SUMMARY by: Claire Healy (2011): Portuguese Citizenship: The New Nationality Law of 2006. Lisbon: ACIDI.
Summary and Translation by the Author, July 2011
During the month of February 2006, the Portuguese parliament approved a new nationality law, which radically altered the regime for the attribution and acquisition of Portuguese nationality by immigrants and by the children of immigrants. The law had a crucial impact on the integration process of foreigners in the country, whether acquisition of citizenship is seen as the culmination of a process of integration or simply one stage of a continuous journey. Nationality defines the identity of a country and of its citizens, as well as being a legal status granting all of the rights of full citizenship. Therefore, naturalisation can be considered to be the manifestation par excellence of integration.
Source: Healy, 2011, p.4
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Source : Observatório da Imigração