Discrimination & Belgian double nationality

Belgium has just passed a law that allows Belgian-born convicted criminals to be deported abroad. This might seem peculiar, until it is specified that this applies to felons with dual citizenship. Very vocal critics, like M. De Ceulaer below, claim the creation of second-rate citizens and discrimination. Point taken, but this opinion contains an important bias. Doesn’t the option of a double nationality for a selected few, and the associated benefits, turn Belgians with single citizenship into second-rate citizens as well? If the consequence of breaking the law is the cancellation of a privilege that the general public does not have, it does qualify as discrimination indeed, positive discrimination.  #justmy2cents

http://www.demorgen.be/nieuws/theo-francken-is-trots-op-een-plan-dat-niet-deugt-bf4d963a/

 

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