While some nations develop plans that will encourage legal immigrants to go home, we can't decide what to do with illegal immigrants. Spain will give a prorated benefit to legal workers, while some in this country want to extend total benefits to illegal immigrants. To the rest of the world we must look like the villiage idiot.
Spain will pay jobless migrants to return home
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 2:14 AM on 22nd September 2008
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Spain will pay jobless immigrants to go home under new plans revealed.
The measure was approved at a Cabinet meeting after a largely symbolic fast-track passage through Parliament.
The plan, which will come into force in around a month, targets tens of thousands of non-EU citizens who have been laid off in Spain and are entitled to unemployment benefits.
Under the scheme a jobless worker would receive a payment based on how long they have been working and how much they have been contributed into the social security system.
Immigrants who are now out of work can benefit from the scheme
The average lump sum is expected to be between six and 18 months worth of unemployment benefit.
They will receive the sum in two parts - 40 per cent while in Spain and 60 per cent when they have returned to their native country.