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Court rules against test for migrants

From Times Wire Reports

A Dutch court punched a hole in toughened immigration law, ruling an illiterate Moroccan woman cannot be required to pass a Dutch-language test to join her husband in the Netherlands.

The order dismayed politicians who have sought to curb immigration from non-Western countries, and they vowed to change the law to cover a loophole exposed by the Amsterdam District Court.

The ruling was applauded by rights activists who say the government should scrap the requirement, which they say is discriminatory and violates international human rights law.


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