If the media celebrate an immigrant who does something wonderful, he or she may be offered a fast track to citizenship. Those who do good out of the limelight do not enjoy such preferential treatment.
Hungary's Viktor Orban hopes a right-wing alliance can help gain an anti-migrant majority in the European Parliament. The alliance was pitched by Italy's Matteo Salvini, whom Orban described as a "hero."
In northeast India, protests have broken out over a bill that would grant citizenship to migrants from religious minority groups. Opponents say that the bill would endanger the region's "cultural identity."
Starting in January, Denmark will require a handshake at naturalization ceremonies. Danes are critical of the idea, as is Billy O'Shea, an Irishman who applied for Danish citizenship but refuses to shake hands to get it.
Almost 30,000 Jews immigrated to Israel over the past year, the country's immigration agency says. Around a third of them came from Russia.
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